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UPDATE: Missing Yachtsman's Family Living 'Nightmare'

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3:44pm 22nd May 2014
(Updated 3:44pm 22nd May 2014)

The parents of a Cornish yachtsman missing at sea say they are living in "a dream-like nightmare."

Paul Goslin was taught to sail off the south east Cornwall coast - where he grew up.

Now his mum and dad say they are coping with pain and hurt.

The US Coastguard says it has got no plans to call off the Atlantic search for the 56 year old - and three others.

Mr Goslin's parents, Robert and Jean, told the Western Morning News they have been overwhelmed by the support shown to them.

"We would like to thank everyone for their heartfelt sympathy and understanding, not just from people in our village but all over the country" Mr Goslin said.

"We would like to thank the US Coast Guard and the Canadians for their help, the captain of the Greek container ship who stayed on station after finding the hull and the yacht Malisi which is still searching.

"We would also like to thank the people of our village for all the kindness and consideration that they have shown."

An air and search for the missing Cheeki Rafiki, which ran into difficulties in the Atlantic Ocean, around 620 miles (1,000km) east of Cape Cod, was called off after 53 hours.

An overturned hull of a yacht matching the description of the vessel was spotted and photographed by a cargo ship assisting the search.

The operation has now restarted after pressure from families and British politicians.

The families of the four yachtsman - Andrew Bridge, Steve Warren, James Male and Paul Goslin - are adamant they would have had time to escape onto a life raft.

The capsized hull was spotted by the crew of the Maersk Kure, who did not attempt to climb down to the stricken vessel but insisted there were no signs of life on board and no life raft.

The U.S. Coast Guard says it does not know whether debris, including pieces of wood and foam, are from the Cheeki Raffiki.

Families, including Paul Goslin's wife Cressida and daughter Claire, met with officials at the Foreign Office on Thursday lunchtime.

They are urging people to look at Satelite images taken in the area.

Cressida has thanked search crews: "We are very pleased; it is wonderful. I don't think anyone could be doing more than they are. We'd also very much like to thank the Canadians because we haven't had a chance yet to visit their High Commission and say thank-you personally."

3:44pm 22nd May 2014

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