Hundreds of people attended a memorial service at the local church in Oldtown, north county Dublin, today for the late Ciarán Smith who died in the Rescue 116 helicopter tragedy.

The service was attended by his wife, children, family members, and friends, as well as members of the coastguard, the air corps, An Garda Síochána, and other emergency services.

Winchman Ciarán Smith and winch operator Paul Ormsby have been officially missing since Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter 116 crashed off north Mayo in mid-March.

The body of Captain Mark Duffy was recovered from the wreckage 12 days after the crash.

Captain Dara Fitzpatrick was pulled from the water after the helicopter crashed in the early hours of Tuesday 14 March. She was transferred to Mayo University Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

Extensive sea and land searches took place for a number of weeks after the crash in a bid to locate any sign of the remaining crew members, Mr Smith and Mr Ormsby.

Ciarán Smith and Paul Ormsby