The man whose body was found floating in the sea off North Devon on Sunday has been named as 81-year-old Peter Smith, from Gosport, Hampshire. He had been missing since June 30 when his boat, The Midnight Oil, was found empty floating off Trevose Head,

The man whose body was found floating in the sea off North Devon on Sunday has been named as 81-year-old Peter Smith, from Gosport, Hampshire.He had been missing since June 30 when his boat, The Midnight Oil, was found empty floating off Trevose Head, Cornwall.The boat was found to be in working order with all Mr Smith's possessions in the cabin.The body was recovered from the sea off Woolacombe after it was spotted by the crew of a local diving boat. It was recovered by an RAF rescue helicopter from Chivenor and taken to North Devon District Hospital.An inquest has been opened and adjourned.