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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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Expert sailor: 'They are more than likely in the life raft'

One of the first woman to sail around the world said the missing British sailors were "more than likely in the life raft".

Tracy Edwards, who has 30 years of sailing experience, said the missing yachtsmen "would have had the time to get the life raft ready" before the boat capsized in the Atlantic Ocean.

"Their personal beacons were set off. You have to manually set the beacons off. So it wasn't as if the automatic beacon from the boat was set off...and that is 18 hours. So one was set off and then another, 18 hours continual signal."

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