Ronan O’Gara shares heartbreaking tribute to Dara Fitzpatrick
Ronan O’Gara shares heartbreaking tribute to Dara Fitzpatrick after she was confirmed dead yesterday morning.
Her death was announced after a coast guard helicopter went missing in tragic circumstances.
“RIP Dara Fitzpatrick. People are only beginning to realise what a hero you are.
“Devastatingly sad,” he said on Twitter.
Ronan’s kind words have really resonated with sympathisers online.
You never stop Rog! It’s heart breaking for such good people to loose their lives! #cherishUrFamily #OneNation
I agree have great respect for IRLI they put there lives in jeopardy every day it’s tragic RIP
According to the Irish Mirror, the Search and Rescue Operations Manager confirmed that she was the first victim of the incident being pronounced dead near the wreckage.
Speaking on RTE, Eugene Clonan said: “It’s a dark day for the emergency services in Ireland, we recovered one person this morning in the search and we don’t hold out too much hope for that person. Also as the day moves on hopes are fading that we will find the rest of the crew.”
Three other crew members are still missing as the search continues.