Families appeal to US Coast Guard to continue search

The families of four British yachtsmen who have been missing in the Atlantic for the past three days have appealed to the US Coast Guard to continue their search.

Andrew Bridge, 21, James Male, 23, Steve Warren, 52 and Paul Coslin, 56, were sailing back to Southampton from a regatta in Antigua when they ran into difficulty on Thursday and have not been heard from since.

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Yesterday the US Coast Guard announced they were calling off the search.

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Graham Male, the father of 23-year-old James, praised the work of the coastguard in an interview with The Times, but said:

We just want them to continue searching.

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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.