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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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Yacht pictured as experts fear 'people still trapped'

An exclusive set of pictures have been released of the yacht that capsized in the mid-Atlantic Ocean, with four British crew members reported missing.

The Cheeki Rafiki yacht was pictured during its Antigua Sailing Week regatta.

Cheeki Rafiki yacht during Antigua Sailing Week 2014 Credit: SWNS

Yachting experts expressed concern that the hull of the yacht had been found but not inspected. Andrew Pindar, who runs the GAC Pindar racing team, said "The fear with yachts upside down is that people could be trapped inside them".

It is common for crews to change frequently Credit: SWNS
It is not clear if any of the four missing men were on the boat at this time Credit: SWNS

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