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Search For Missing Skier Suspended



Snowboarding News | Thursday January 21, 2016 | Shared By: Sugar Bowl

Should anyone have any information, or should any new clues arise, they will be investigated to the fullest.



After five difficult days of extensive search & rescue efforts to find missing skier Carson May, of 4:00pm today (1/19) the Placer County Sheriff’s Office has suspended search & rescue operations. Tragically the hard work and determination of hundreds of search & rescue professionals and volunteers has not resulted in finding Carson.

Carson, 23, a highly regarded friend and colleague of many here at the resort, has spent the past three seasons as a Mountain Sports Learning Center ski school instructor. Staff members and the Sugar Bowl community will be dealing with the impacts of this situation for some time.

First and foremost, however, our heartfelt thoughts & prayers go to the May family, who have been dealing with the unthinkable these past five days. The May family and Sugar Bowl will work together moving forward to try and find some sense of closure.

Sugar Bowl wishes to sincerely thank the more than 400 professionals and volunteers including 7 avalanche dogs and three helicopter teams who contributed to this monumental effort, including but not limited to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue, the Nevada, Eldorado, Contra Costa, Fresno, Monterey and Douglas County Search & Rescue Teams, Bay Area Mountain Rescue Unit, Marin County Rescue, the United States Forest Service, California State Parks, Tahoe Backcountry Patrol, Tahoe Avalanche Control Team, Air Force National Guard, California Highway Patrol, and of course Sugar Bowl’s Ski Patrol, National Ski Patrol, Ski School and all staff members who contributed to this massive effort and impressive endeavor.

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