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ST. GEORGE, Maine (AP) — Maine authorities are searching for a clammer who disappeared off the coast of St. George during the blizzard.

The man was reported missing around 11 p.m. Thursday.

The U.S. Coast Guard says the family of 35-year-old Paul Brenner said he had departed from the Long Cove Boat Ramp at 5 p.m. Thursday to clam on Clark Island.

The Coast Guard says Brenner was reported to be in a 16-foot skiff that matches the description of an unmanned skiff found near Long Cove on Thursday night.

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The Maine Marine Patrol and local authorities also are searching the area by water, foot, and air. St. George is a coastal area located about 46 miles (74 kilometers) southeast of Augusta.

Seas are about 3 feet, and the water temperature is about 37 degrees