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BREAKING NEWS: Coastguard search after Helicopter with five people on board goes missing over Irish Sea

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A helicopter with five people on board has gone missing over somewhere between North Wales and the Irish Sea.

The twin squirrel red helicopter is said to have left Milton Keynes on Wednesday en route to Dublin, via Caernarfon Bay.

But the chopper lost radio and radar contact this afternoon as it passed over North Wales, prompting a huge search operation.

A spokesman for the UK Coastguard said it was coordinating a search operation in the Caernarfon Bay area of North Wales and rescue workers had been scouring fields for clues but have now moved on to the Irish Sea.The twin squirrel red helicopter is said to have left Milton Keynes on Wednesday en route to Dublin, via Caernarfon Bay. But the chopper lost radio and radar contact this afternoon as it passed over North Wales, prompting a huge search operation