The Dublin-based helicopter went missing off the Mayo coast shortly after 1am on Tuesday.

Latest: The Coast Guard, CHC Ireland and AAIU gave a press briefing at 9am in relation to the Coast Guard helicopter which lost contact early this morning.

    What we know so far:

  • A search operation is underway for a Coast Guard helicopter
  • Contact was lost before 1am this morning
  • Last known location is approximately six miles west of Blacksod, Mayo
  • One man has been recovered, he is in a critical condition
  • Three people are still missing
  • Debris has been found
  • The director of the Coast Guard said "hope is fading" for the missing crew members

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