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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Family 'shocked' yachtsmen search called off so quickly

The sister of missing British yachtsman Steve Warren said her family was "shocked" that the US Coast Guard called off the search "so quickly".

Kay Coombes told ITV News: "I understand the weather conditions were very poor ... but they might have missed something because the weather conditions were so bad.

"What we're asking is 'Keep searching. The weather conditions may be improving - please keep searching'."

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