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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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Jeremy Hunt: 'Too soon to stop looking' for yachtsmen

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has told ITV News he believes it is too soon to stop looking for the four missing British yachtsmen whose yacht apparently capsized in the Atlantic Ocean.

"I just think it's too soon to stop looking, I really do. The Americans have done a great deal, I'm absolutely certain of that but there must still be a chance that they're out there. We should not give up at this stage," Hunt said.

The US Coastguard called off its search on Sunday morning for the crew of the Cheeki Rafiki yacht which was lost on Friday after it got into difficulties 620 miles (1,000km) east of Cape Cod in Massachusetts.

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