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Midwest Radio

Search for remaining two crew members of Rescue 116 will resume tomorrow

The search for the remaining two crew members of the Rescue 116 Helicopter crash will resume tomorrow.

The aircraft went down off the West Coast in March and only two out of the four crew members have been recovered.

Garda diving teams are joining a specially adapted fishing vessel for the operation tomorrow.

It's to start a new search for the remaining crew missing from the Coast Guard Rescue 116 helicopter.

The Dublin based coastguard helicopter crashed off the coast of Blackrock Island earlier in March - after information systems onboard the aircraft failed to pick-up the lighthouse located on the Island.

There were four crew members onboard on the night.

The body of Captain Dara Fitzpatrick was the first to be recovered, followed by Mark Duffy.

However, tomorrow’s search will focus on trying to find the remains of Paul Ormsby and Ciaran Smith.

The search was due to take place this weekend, however bad weather off the west coast of Ireland hampered the operation.

It's hoped a special underwater camera under the fishing vessel will help in locating any human remains.

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