POOR WEATHER MAKING COASTGUARD SEARCH FOR RESCUE 116 DIFFICULT

Difficult weather conditions are reducing the ability of divers and helicopters to resume the search for three missing crew members off the Mayo coast.

Three crewmen, Captain Mark Duffy, Paul Ormsby and Ciaran Smith are still missing after their helicopter, Rescue 116 crashed near Black Rock lighthouse in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Captain Dara Fitzpatrick was confirmed dead yesterday.

Gerard O’Flynn from the Coastguard says Navy vessels the LE Roisin and LE Niamh continued their search through the night;

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