Updated: 29/03/17 : 07:01:15
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Poor weather again hampering R116 recovery operation

Poor weather is again hampering the recovery of Rescue 116 off the Mayo Coast.

The Naval Service has been trying to partially raise the wreckage of the Coast Guard helicopter as the search continues for missing crewmen Paul Ormsby and Ciarán Smith.

Coast Guard Operations Manager Gerard O'Flynn says things did not work out last night, but they are hoping to try again today, Wednesday.

He said: "Efforts to inflate the bag that was being put in place were unsuccessful due to weather conditions, so today the priority will be to review the options available in terms of the weather.

"Now the prognosis in terms of the weather isn't great, so it may not be possible to attempt that operation today, but that will become clear as the day goes ahead."