Coast Guard helicopter lost off Mayo coast

The crew of Rescue 116; (left to right) Paul Ormsby, Mark Duffy, Dara Fitzpatrick and Ciaran Smith

The Irish Sea Kayaking Association wishes to pay tribute to the crew of Rescue 116 and all at the Irish Coastguard at this difficult time. We are very fortunate to have such outstanding, selfless people looking out for all who take to the water for either commercial or recreational reasons. We wish to offer deepest condolences to the friends and family of Captain Dara Fitzpatrick, and we wait in hope for the return of Paul Ormsby, Mark Duffy and Ciaran Smith.

Chris McDaid