Thursday 14 December 2017

Devastated at Coast Guard loss - Rescue 116 crew saved my life

Captain Dara Fitzpatrick, one of the four Coast Guard crew members who died in the Rescue 116 helicopter crash. Photo: Colin Keegan/Collins
Captain Dara Fitzpatrick, one of the four Coast Guard crew members who died in the Rescue 116 helicopter crash. Photo: Colin Keegan/Collins
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

When I travelled to work on Wednesday morning I was left totally lost for words as the early morning news announced the disappearance of Search and Rescue 116 based at Dublin Airport.

As I write this letter I am still struggling to find the right words to express my profound sadness at the tragic loss of life.

Why do I feel such sadness? Well, the reason is very simple: I myself was picked up by the search-and-rescue crew of 116 on July 22, 2014.

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