Paul Ormsby

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The scene of the search last year for missing the Coast Guard helicopter crew at Blacksod, Co. Mayo. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Five white wreaths cast onto a turbulent Atlantic off the north Mayo coast on Wednesday remembered five lives recently lost within the Irish Coast Gua(...)

Four Irish Coast Guard air crew – Capt Dara Fitzpatrick, Capt Mark Duffy, winch operator Paul Ormsby and winchman Ciarán Smith – died when their helicopter collided with Blackrock island off the Mayo coast on March 14th last year.

Preliminary inquests into the deaths of the Irish Coast Guard Rescue 116 helicopter crew a year ago when their aircraft crashed off Mayo are due to be(...)

Winchman Paul Ormsby remains missing after the crash

North Mayo gardaí have confirmed that a helmet and lifejacket discovered on a beach on the Mullet peninsula belongs to one of the two missing crewmen (...)

Coast Guard personnel view the Rescue 116 wreckage recovery operation, from Belmullet, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

The Irish Airline Pilots’ Association (IALPA) says it has been raising “concerns” with successive Government transport ministers on the Irish Aviation(...)

Wreck of the ‘Pere Charles’ trawler, November 8th, 2007. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Julia Hennessy had met helicopter pilot Capt Dara Fitzpatrick before. The Irish Coast Guard captain was in charge of the Sikorsky S-92 for the commemo(...)

An Irish Coast Guard helicopter  at Blacksod, Co Mayo in the search for the missing men.  Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

West Cork-based tug Ocean Challenger is on its way to north Mayo to help with the search for two airmen still missing from the Irish Coast Guard Rescu(...)

Lieut Cdr Darragh Kirwan of the LÉ ‘Samuel Beckett’, briefs Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe and Minister of State for Regional Economic Development Michael Ring along with Jurgen Whyte of the Air Accident Investigation on the bridge of the vessel in Blacksod Bay. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

First dives are planned from dawn on Friday on the wreckage of Rescue 116 off the north Mayo coast as the search continues for three missing Irish Coa(...)

The Sikorsky S-92 helicopter, operated by CHC Helicopter for the Coast Guard, which crashed during a rescue mission off the west coast on March 14th. Photograph: Brian O’Loughlin/EPA

No one can have been untouched by the tragedy of Coast Guard rescue helicopter 116 and the loss of all four crew members. The deaths of Capt Dara Fi(...)

Searches continue on the beaches of Belmullet, Co Mayo for the missing Coast Guard Helicopter crew yesteday. Photograph: Keith Heneghan / Phocus

The crew of the Rescue 116 helicopter which crashed into the sea off the Mayo coast earlier this week will be remembered at a number of events this we(...)

Search team  members on the beach at Belmullet, Co Mayo, as efforts to locate missing the Coast Guard helicopter crew continue. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

High winds and a heavy Atlantic swell is hampering the continued search for the three airmen missing from Rescue 116, the Irish Coast Guard Dublin-bas(...)

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