Families of yachtsmen to meet Foreign Office officials

The families of the missing British yachtsmen are to meet with representatives from the Foreign Office later today, ITV News understands.

Relatives also met Foreign Office officials yesterday. The sailors have been missing since May 16 while on their route back from Antigua back to the UK.

Families are to meet Foreign Office officials. Credit: PA

In other developments, US officials have said that the search will end today unless new leads are found. It is understood that an RAF Hercules, which has been assisting the search, will continue beyond the American operation.

Read: Search for missing yachtsmen to end if no new leads

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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.