Yacht captain's relative hopes to find nephew

The relative of one of the British crew members reported missing after their yacht capsized in the mid-Atlantic Ocean has said that her nephew was the captain of the vessel.

Andrew Bridge was among the four British yachtsmen who went missing on their journey back from the Caribbean Credit: PA

Andrew Bridge's aunt, Georgina, told Sky News: "We are holding out great hope that Andrew and the guys on board Cheeki Rafiki will be found.

"We are hopeful that they were able to launch a life raft and that they are still on board that, so we would just really like the search to be resumed.

"He is a very experienced captain and has sailed Cheeki Rakifi a great deal. He has taken part in Fastnet and other very challenging races".

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