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Divers Working To Recover Body From Rescue 116 Cockpit

25th March 2017
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Divers are searching the wreck of Rescue 116 off the eastern side of Black Rock Divers are searching the wreck of Rescue 116 off the eastern side of Black Rock Photo: Commissioners of Irish Lights

#Rescue116 - Divers are working at the Rescue 116 wreck site to recover the body of one of three crewmen missing since the Irish Coast Guard helicopter went down off the North Mayo coast 11 days ago, as The Irish Times reports.

Reports elsewhere have identified the body but Belmullet Garda Station said it was not possible at this time to confirm whether it was the remains of Mark Duffy, Ciaran Smith or Paul Ormsby.

Their cremate, Capt Dara Fitzpatrick, was buried last week after she died within hours of her recovery from the water following the tragic incident at Black Rock, west of the Mullet Peninsula.

Yesterday evening the coastguard helicopter’s flight recorder, or ‘black box’, was taken from the sea bed and will undergo technical examination in the UK, as previously reported on Afloat.ie.

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