Richard Branson 'convinced sailors may still be alive'

Entrepreneur Richard Branson said he was "convinced" four British sailors missing in the Atlantic Ocean "may still be alive" after speaking to the crew's family.

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Having spoken to family of #CheekiRafiki crew, I’m convinced these tough, experienced sailors may still be alive http://t.co/409UHkjVIC

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Been lucky to be rescued by helicopter 7 times – with everyone searching, hope #CheekiRafiki crew can be rescued too http://t.co/409UHkjVIC

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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.