A diver who died after getting into difficulty in water off Plymouth Hoe has been officially named.
57-year-old Richard Fletcher from Holsworthy was diving in Plymouth Sound on the evening of July 1 with a local diving group when he got into difficulty.
A major search operation was subsequently launched by the emergency services - including the Coastguard, RNLI and the police.
On July 2nd, Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed the news that Mr Fletcher’s body had been found.
An inquest into his death was opened and adjourned by Plymouth’s assistant coroner earlier this week.
Mr Fletcher was a member of the Plymouth Sound Divers, a branch of the British Sub-Aqua Club.
Following his death, the club issued a statement saying their colleague would be “sadly missed by all who knew him.”