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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 suspends search for missing yacht crew

The US Coast Guard has suspended its search for the missing British crew members of the yacht the Cheeki Rafiki, a spokesman said today.

The Cheeki Rafiki went missing along with its crew of four last Thursday. Credit: PA

It comes a day after the hull of the yacht was found, and only hours after its life raft was discovered still secured aboard, about 1,000 miles east of Cape Cod in Massachusetts.

Officials had said the coastguard intended to call off the search at midnight (3am British time) unless there was new information or sightings that would suggest the crew is still alive.

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