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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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Yachtsmen families: 'Our boys would stay positive and so will we'

Graham Male, father of James Male has said the families of the four yachtsmen missing in the Atlantic, remain positive despite the search nearing its end.

Graham Male speaking outside the Foreign Office after a meeting with officials. Credit: ITV News

Mr Male said: "All the families are staying very strong, although the search at some point is going to be suspended at this point the search is still happening so we've got to stay positive.

"We know our boys out there will be positive still and we need to stay strong and positive as they would be for us."

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