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22nd Mar 2017

The wreckage of Rescue 116 has been located off the coast of Mayo

Eoghan Doherty

A major development…

According to RTÉ News, search teams using underwater cameras have located the wreckage of Rescue 116 off the coast of Blackrock Island, a spot close to the location where a signal from the craft’s black box recorder was detected last week.

A more detailed examination of the wreckage is due to follow, with the Air Accident Investigation Unit hopeful that the bodies of the three missing crew members – Captain Mark Duffy, winch operator Paul Ormsby and winchman Ciaran Smith – may be located.

More to follow…