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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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Petition for missing yachtsmen passes 110,000

Over 110,000 people have signed a petition to persuade the US Coastguard to restart their search for the four British yachtsmen who went missing after their boat capsized on a mid-Atlantic voyage home.

The families of the four men are adamant they are still alive. Credit:

Nicola Evans, from Belvedere in London, started the campaign because she had sailed on the Cheeki Rafiki with one of the missing men, Andrew Bridge.

The crew of the Cheeki Rafiki 40ft performance racer/cruiser yacht ran into difficulties on Thursday while returning from Antigua Sailing Week.

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