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Midnight Vigil Begins Day Of Remembrance For Rescue 116 Crew Lost One Year Ago

14th March 2018
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Black Rock off the Mullet Peninsula in Co Mayo, where the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter went down a year ago Black Rock off the Mullet Peninsula in Co Mayo, where the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter went down a year ago Photo: CIL

#Rescue116 - Today, Wednesday 14 March, marks one year since the Rescue 116 tragedy off Co Mayo.

Relatives of the four Irish Coast Guard crew lost in the crash attended a midnight vigil in Blacksod, as The Irish Times reports.

More than 100 people joined the local community in paying tribute to Capt Dara Fitzpatrick, Capt Mark Duffy, winch operator Paul Ormsby and winchman Ciaran Smith, the latter two of whom remain missing.

Events will continue today with a Mass in Tirraunt and the laying of wreaths by the Naval Service’s LÉ Niamh and Irish Lights vessel Granuaile. The Irish Times has more HERE.

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