Thursday 25 May 2017

They put their lives at risk to save others

Dara Fitzpatrick
Dara Fitzpatrick

A black day in Blacksod. For the second time in just over six months, the nation finds itself mourning the loss of rescue crew members who died while in the line of duty.

On Monday night, off the coast of Co Mayo, Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 went to the assistance of colleagues taking an ill fisherman from a trawler in the Atlantic.

Then contact was lost.

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