Body Found in Cove Where Clammer Went Missing During Storm

Officials say a body believed to be that of a clammer who disappeared during last week's blizzard has been found. 

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

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

The body was found around noon Monday in Long Cove, where Benner went missing. The state medical examiner will confirm the identity of the body. 

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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