A plaque is going to be erected in a local park in Ballyfermot in memory of a rescue worker who lost his life in Rescue 116.
Paul Ormsby from Ballyfermot died alongside his colleagues Capt Dara Fitzpatrick, Capt Mark Duffy and Ciara Smith when their rescue helicopter went down off the Mayo Coast in March. His body hasn’t been found yet.
A plaque will now be erected in his honour at the local park on Oranmore Road. The square across from the park will also be renamed in his memory and to pay tribute to his years of service in helping others.
Cllr Daithi de Roiste said it’s a fitting tribute for Paul Ormsby who was born and reared on Oranmore Road.
He said: ‘A local man Dermot Buckley came up with this idea to have a memorial for Paul. Everybody in the community has backed the idea. It notes the ultimate sacrifice winchman Paul Ormbsy made for others and I think it would be a fitting tribute for him and his crew.’