One person has been found from the Copast Guard helicopter which went missing last night.
The crew member is said to be in critical condition.
The search continues off the west coast of Ireland for the rest of the crew, after the chopper with four crew members on board went missing.
— Jim Daly (@psneeze) March 14, 2017
The coastguard said that debris has been found spread over a wide area, according to the Connacht Tribune.
The search is focused on the Mayo coastline in the Blacksod area.
Contact was lost with the helicopter at around 1am last night.
Our thoughts are with the crew and their families from the Irish Coast Guard during the ongoing search off Mayo. #IrishCoastGuard
— Air Ambulance NI (@AirAmbulanceNI) March 14, 2017
The team were out evacuating a crewman in need of medical attention on a UK fishing vessel, according to the Irish Times.
A number of helicopters and all-weather life boats are currently on the scene.
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