RAF plane cancels search for missing yacht crew

An RAF Hercules plane will no longer search for the missing Cheeki Rafiki yachtsmen today after the US Coast Guard discovered its life raft was still on board the capsized vessel, the Foreign Office said.

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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.