Rescue 116 Tragedy

Rescue 116 Tragedy
An Irish Navy vessel scours the waves around Blackrock lighthouse off the coast of Co Mayo this weekend, as the search for the three missing crew members of the crashed Irish Coast Guard helicopter continues Pic: Eamonn Farrell/

For the Irish Coast Guard, this was beyond the professional - they were searching for their own colleagues

The road down to Blackrock lighthouse was closed off to regular traffic. At first light last Thursday morning, a trickle of coast guard vans and unmarked cars passed the bollards and parked up beside the seaside wall.

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