Body of clammer who disappeared in blizzard found

January 8, 2018

ST. GEORGE, Maine (AP) — Officials say the body of a clammer who disappeared during last week’s blizzard has been found.

The Maine Marine Patrol says 35-year-old Paul Benner went missing after he headed out Thursday at the end of the storm to dig for clams to make some extra money.

The search by air and sea was made difficult by subzero weather, ice and slush.

His body was found around noon Monday in Long Cove, where he went missing.

Benner’s family says he departed from the Long Cove boat ramp to clam on Clark Island in St. George but didn’t return. St. George is a coastal area located about 46 miles (74 kilometers) southeast of Augusta, the state capital.

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