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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.

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