Four Royal Marine landing crafts have begun rescuing more than 40 cars that were left cut off by storms over Christmas.
A fisherman has embarked on a voyage on the High Seas of social media in an attempt to dispel myths about his trade in the media.
A father of four who was killed in a speedboat accident along with his eight-year-old daughter doted on his family", his brother has said.
A young boy who got his head stuck in a toilet trainer seat has been rescued by fire crews.
It took six firefighters from Camborne fire station in Cornwall, to free the child after his head got wedged in the seat this morning.
The boy's parents contacted the fire brigade after they tried, but failed, to free him.
A Cornwall Fire and Rescue spokeswoman said: "Six firefighters from Camborne attended a request to assist a young child who had got his head stuck in a trainer toilet seat.
"His parents were there and had tried to release him but were unsuccessful. Crews used small tools to release the child unharmed."
While some areas remain under water many others are dry and ready for tourists VisitEngland's chief executive has stressed.
– James Berresford, VisitEngland chief executive
We are naturally greatly concerned for all whose livelihoods have been affected by the recent bad weather.
Cornwall and Devon are very much open for business and whilst the Somerset Levels have been badly hit, nine-tenths of the county is unaffected.
As is characteristic of the tourism industry, businesses are rising to the challenge. Some hotels in Cornwall, for example, are being enterprising and sending cars to Exeter to pick up guests whose trains can go no further.
Flybe says it is to double the number of weekday flights between Newquay and Gatwick in order to "alleviate" pressure on transport links followed the severed train track at Dawlish.
The broken section of the track has caused major disruptions to train services in and out of Cornwall.
The airline will initially offer the extra flights for a two-week trial period starting on Wednesday February 12.
The extra flights will create an extra 4,500 seats on the route each week.
Train services connecting Cornwall with the rest of the country are still severely delayed after a section of the line was undermined by large waves in Devon.
Some branch lines are operating but severe weather is causing major disruptions across the network.
Owing to poor weather conditions between Exeter St Davids and Penzance all lines are affected. Services may be revised at short notice.
Major damage has been caused by the poor weather. No trains are running between Exeter St Davids and Plymouth. Limited Road Transport.
The Environment Agency has said the biggest wave ever in British history - and the largest in the world yesterday - were found in Cornwall.
Waves reached as high as 75 foot.
Around 650 customers in Cornwall were still off grid at 8am this morning, according to Western Power Distribution.
Properties in the rest of the South West have been reconnected.
A spokeswoman for the company said she expects all customers affected since the height of the storm to have their power restored by midday, with the rest following by the end of the day.
This video shows huge waves hitting the seafront of the small Cornish town of Porthleven.
Several boast have sunk in the town's harbour after part of the sea defences were washed away, ITV's Rupert Evelyn reports.
This video was uploaded to YouTube and ITV News cannot independently verify it
The rough seas have destroyed harbour defences in the small Cornish village of Porthleven, triggering a "race against time" to move the boasts inside to safety.
In porthleven. Harbour defences smashed. 3 or 4 boats sunk inside the harbour. Locals say they haven't seen anything like this since '89
Race against time in porthleven to get boats out of the water before the next hightide.
"Horrendous" says the harbour master in porthleven. "Never seen anything like it. 10 boats sunk"
Cornwall has seen some of the strongest wind gusts overnight and many parts of the coastline have been hit by huge waves.
The forecasting website Stormsurf predicts that swells of up to 38 feet (11.6 metres) will continue to batter the county today.