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US Coast Guard urged to return and look for yachtsmen

The US Coast Guard was facing calls last night to return to the doomed British yacht Cheeki Rafiki, to check whether the bodies of any of its four crew members were trapped inside. The coastguard located the boat a week after the vessel went missing.

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Missing yachtsmen 'very experienced'

Three of the four missing crew members of a yacht that capsized in the Atlantic Ocean have been named as Andrew Bridge, 21, Paul Goslin, 56 and Steve Warren, 52.

Royal Yachting Association of the Cheeki Rafiki yacht as 4 men are missing after the yacht they were sailing to the UK Credit: Royal Yachting Association/PA Wire

All three were described as "very experienced offshore yachtsmen" by charter firm Stormforce, who said only Mr Bridge was being paid by Stormforce for his role on the yacht.

They are thought to have been delivering the vessel back after it participated in Antigua Week, regarded as one of the world's top regattas.

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