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US resumes search for capsized sailors

By Helen William

The US Coastguard has restarted the search for four missing UK sailors whose yacht capsized in the Atlantic Ocean.

US Coast Guard petty officer Jennifer Robertson said: "The search has resumed."

Dan Carpenter, son-in-law of Steve Warren, one of the missing men, said: "We are holding out hope. We are aware that it is still a long shot but while there is some hope, we are concentrating on that."

Prime Minister David Cameron said: "My thanks to the US Coastguard, which has resumed its search for our missing yachtsmen."

The crew of the 40ft Cheeki Rafiki ran into difficulties about 620 miles east of Cape Cod in Massachusetts last Thursday and contact was lost on Friday. But the search was called off on Sunday amid treacherous weather.

Relatives of the four men have been pleading with the US Coastguard to resume the search and remain convinced that their loved ones are alive.

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