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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Cheeki Rafiki yachtsman Andrew Bridge 'dearly missed'

The family of Andrew Bridge, one of the sailors missing from the yacht Cheeki Rafiki, have issued a statement saying he will be "dearly missed".

The US Coast Guard called off a search for four missing yachtsmen after the hull of the boat was found upside down with the life raft still inside.

The family of Mr Bridge, 22, of Farnham in Surrey said: "Andrew will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him. Our thoughts and condolences go out to the families of the rest of the crew on the Cheeki Rafiki."

They added they had been "overwhelmed and strengthened" by the public support they have received.

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