Saturday 18th March 2017

Rescue 116 Captain Dara Fitzpatrick laid to rest in Co. Dublin

Rescue 116 Captain Dara Fitzpatrick laid to rest in Co. Dublin
The funeral of Captain Dara Fitzpatrick has taken place this afternoon.

The pilot of the Coast Guard helicopter that crashed into the Atlantic during a rescue mission was described as hero.

Hundreds of people gathered at St Patrick's Church in Glencullen in Dublin, including members of the coastguard, defence forces, emergency services and friends and family.

Dara's sister Niamh thanked all those involved the ongoing search efforts for the missing crew.