Families want new search for missing yachtsmen

The aunt of one of the missing yachtsmen has said families are hopeful the search for the crew would be resumed. Andrew Bridge's aunt, Georgina Bridge, said the family remains hopeful that the US Coast Guard would give the search another try.

The four Britons went missing off the coast of Cape Cod after an event in Antigua (south pin). Credit: Google Maps

She told Sky News: "Obviously the family are really concerned that the search has been suspended and we are really hoping that it will be resumed.

"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."

Speaking to The Times, Mr Male's father Graham Male said: "We just want them to continue searching."

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