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.
ALB & ILB launched at 2.10am to reports of an overdue shore fisherman. A casualty was located at 3.26am & handed over to paramedics.
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