Updated: 28/03/17 : 08:57:13
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Attempts to raise R116 wreckage resumes

Naval Service divers are expected to resume efforts to lift the wreckage of Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter 116 this morning.

The divers have successfully attached a number of lifting bags to the aircraft, which is located some 40 metres below sea level a short distance from Blackrock Island in Co Mayo.

RTÉ reported that search coordinators want to partially lift the wreckage to see if there is any trace of the two Coast Guard crew members who have been missing since the helicopter crashed two weeks ago.

A deterioration in sea conditions yesterday evening led to the operation being postponed.