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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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Father calls for missing sailors search to resume

A father of one of the missing yachtsmen has said he hopes is son Andrew is still alive, adding that rescue teams "should have checked" underneath the boat when it was spotted.

David Bridge told ITV News: "I hope he is still alive."

As he held back the tears, he added: "You've got to hope he is still alive, otherwise what's the point of doing this?"

"We just want them to resume their search and give us some hope. If they go out back in the plane then we've got hope, if they don't bother, we haven't got a hope," he said.

"They didn't see anybody on board. There could've been somebody underneath it. When you look at the pictures it's difficult to believe anybody could be underneath it, but somebody could have been underneath it, and it really should have been checked."

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