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.
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