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Coastguard Say Debris from Helicopter Rescue 116 Coming Ashore on Achill Island today

Rob Joyce of the Irish Coastguard told Midwest News this morning thatthey are seeking assistance from the public on Achill Island – should they locate any of the debris from Rescue 116 Helicopter.

There are a number of reports of debris from the helicopter reaching land today on Achill island  - south of the search location at Blacksod.

If anyone finds any debris they are asked to contact the coastguard at 086 7948242.

The coastguard will come to collect them.

The coastguard will require the finder’s name, the date and time the debris was located and its exact location.

The public are asked not to put themselves at risk retrieving any debris.

Boat person are advised to report any finding of debris on VHF Channel 16, or 67.

If anyone has already collected debris items they can bring it into to a premises opposite the Cottage cafe in Doogort, close to the Silverstrand.


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