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Search for missing UK yacht Cheeki Rafiki called off

The search for four Britons reported missing in the mid-Atlantic Ocean has been called off.

The crew of the Cheeki Rafiki, a 40ft performance racer-cruiser yacht, ran into difficulties on Thursday while returning from Antigua Sailing Week.

Rob Simpson from the US Coastguard told BBC News the search for the sailors had been unsuccessful but for, "an overturned hull that did look like it may have been a sailing vessel."

  • 18 May 2014