Search continues for remaining crew of Coast Guard helicopter


The search continues this morning for the three members of the crew who were on board the Irish Coast Guard helicopter that went missing at around 1am on Monday night.

The three crew still missing have been named as Mark Duffy , Ciarán Smith and Paul Ormsby, according to the Irish Times.

One crew member, Captain Dara Fitzpatrick, was discovered yesterday in critical condition, but later passed away in hospital. 

Captain Fitzpatrick had been with the search and rescue service for 20 years.

The Coast Guard 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.