A fisherman pulled from Salcombe harbour has been named as 51-year-old Gary Steere.
Police say they are treating his death as non-suspicious.
Mr Steere, from Kingsbridge, is believed to have gone fishing early on Thursday and was reported missing at around midnight.
Both the Coastguard and a helicopter from Chivenor were involved in the search.
A man's body has been recovered from the water near Salcombe after a family raised the alarm a shore fisherman hadn't returned.
The all-weather and inshore lifeboats were both launched from Salcombe RNLI at 2.10am and carried out a shore line search.
Sadly a casualty was recovered from the water at 3.26am.
Coastguards have recovered a man's body from the water near Salcombe in Devon overnight.
Police say they are investigating - and we'll have more on this story as it develops.
The youngest ever rowers to complete a transatlantic crossing have arrived home to a hero's welcome.
Tom Rainey and Lawrence Walters rowed into Salcombe having completed the trip in just over three months.
Our correspondent Steve Hardy was there as they stepped back on British soil.
With the summer season in full swing, thousands of people are enjoying watersports along our coastline: but with that comes a risk. With so many boats jostling for position there are obvious dangers - dangers that have led to restrictions on where speedboats can go in the Devon resort of Salcombe.
There are fears a Padstow style tragedy could happen in Salcombe, if something isn't done to control the number of waterskiers at a popular speedboat spot
Stairhole Bay is now the only area where waterskiing is allowed. The Harbourmaster says he has to balance the intests of all users of the water - but some watersports enthusiasts say it's getting too overcrowded on the water.
A woman in her 40s has been airlifted to hospital after falling from the cliffs at Salcombe early this morning, Thursday 17 July.
Brixham Coastguard says that she fell up to 20 feet and could have fallen even further but she got stuck in the undergrowth.
It is believed that she has broken some bones and there are possible spinal injuries.
Seven out of the ten most expensive seaside resorts to buy property in the UK are in the westcountry - with the top spot going to Salcombe, according to a new report.
The South Devon town has knocked the millionaires' playground Sandbanks in Dorset off the top spot for the first time.
Batson Creek Fish Quay is in desperate need of renovation to safeguard one of South Devon's thriving industries that employs 24 full time crabbers. Richard Lawrence reports.