One crew member found in search for missing Coast Guard helicopter


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.

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.

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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