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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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US coast guard to end search for raft if no new leads

The search for the four sailors on board the missing yacht Cheeki Rafiki will continue for another 30 hours, the US coastguard said.

If no new leads were found withing this time, the search will end for the final time.

Captain Anthony Popiel said he had spoken to the yachtsmen's families to tell them that the search could be suspended.

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