Early this afternoon emergency services were called to the pound below Prison Bridge in the Devizes Flight and a man's body was recovered from the water by a Wiltshire Fire Brigade water rescue team from Chippenham.
The man in his 50s is believed to have been living on a boat in the area. His name will be released once his next of kin have been informed.
The man had been in the water for some time and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say that there are no suspicious circumstances