All dead of four British sailors shipwrecked in Atlantic


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cheeky-rafikiThose who hoped that the four British sailors lost in the Atlantic between Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and the Azores since May 16 might be found alive have had to surrender to the evidence. There had been speculation that the four had abandoned the boat aboard the life rafts provided: rafts that were instead found aboard the capsized wreck of the First 40.7 “Cheeky Rafiki,” on which the sailors were returning to England after participating in Antigua Sailing Week.

The search, which was called off two days after the accident, only to resume following numerous appeals that came in from the web, coordinated by the U.S. Coast Guard in cooperation with World Cruising Club magazine, ended after the boat was found. No hope for Paul Goslin, 56, Steve Warren, 52, Andrew Bridge, 22, and James Male, 23.


British Prime Minister David Cameron conveyed his sympathy to the families of the victims in a “tweet” “My thoughts are with the family members of the ‘Cheeky Rafiki crew after the sad news of the discovery of the life rafts.”



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