Yacht impact 'may have been very sudden'

A sea survival expert said it appears the crew of the Cheeki Rafiki would have had little chance to react before their yacht capsized.

James Brooke said it seems that the "sudden impact on the boat" would have made it "impossible" for the men to get to a life raft.

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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.