Search for missing yachtsmen to end in 30 hours

The search for the four British yachtsmen missing off the coast of Canada will finish in 30 hours, the US coastguard said.

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Search for life raft will last another 30 hours, then all efforts will end. The US Coast Guard Chief of Response has notified the families.

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Coast Guard: No sightings of debris so far. Crews still working. 17,500 Sq miles searched. UK consulate and families aware of decision.

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Next Coast Guard briefing at 4.20pm ET - 9.20pm in the UK. Are they scaling down or sustaining search until the weekend? #cheekirafiki

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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.