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Body recovered from Salcombe

Coastguards have recovered a man's body from the water near Salcombe in Devon overnight. Police say they are treating 51-year-old Gary Steere's death as non-suspicious.

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Dead fisherman named as 51-year-old Gary Steere

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 body was discovered near Gara Rock at around 3.20am and was later taken to Derriford. Family have been informed and formal identifdication of the body has taken place.

– DEVON AND CORNWALL POLICE

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