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VIDEO: Poignant scenes as heroic Rescue 116 captain given guard of honor on his final journey


Rescue teams which recovered the body of an Irish Coast Guard pilot from the Atlantic have said their hearts go out to the family.

Captain Mark Duffy's remains had been trapped for days in the cockpit of Rescue 116 off Blackrock island, about eight miles off the coast of Co Mayo.

The hearse carrying the tricolour-draped coffin slowly made its away from Blacksod pier as rescue workers guided their tragic colleague on his final journey.

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