19-year-old clammer found dead

Posted July 26, 2009, at 10:27 a.m.

BREMEN, Maine — A 19-year-old clammer reported missing Friday morning was found dead Saturday afternoon in a clamming area in Broad Cove that residents call Bug-Tussle.

There is no sign of foul play in the death of Ian Sanborn, who lived in the Waldoboro area, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife spokeswoman Deborah Turcotte said Sunday.

“There’s no known cause of death at this time,” Turcotte said. “It’s all under investigation.”

Sanborn had been clamming with a juvenile friend when they split up at 7 a.m. Friday. Sanborn “told his friend that he wanted to rest before leaving the area,” according to a Maine Warden Service press release. The friend left and Sanborn stayed behind.

Sanborn’s family reported the young man missing at noon Saturday. Marine Patrol Pilot Steve Ingram found Sanborn’s body close to where he had been clamming with the friend.

Turcotte said the state Medical Examiner’s Office was scheduled to examine Sanborn’s body on Sunday.

The Maine Warden Service, the Maine Marine Patrol and the Maine State Police are investigating the incident.

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