It is with heavy hearts that we report that the body of the missing Sugar Bowl ski instructor, Carson May, was found today by Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue, El Dorado County Search & Rescue dog teams.
Carson had been missing since January 14th, 2016.
The Sacramento Bee is reporting that “Search and rescue teams found body Monday under 5 feet of snow.”
Sugar Bowl said in a statement today that, “The recovery was made roughly a ¼ mile out of bounds in an avalanche-prone area near the original search site.”
PLACER COUNTRY SHERIFF STATEMENT:
“Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue team, along with El Dorado County Search and Rescue dog teams were training at Sugar Bowl Resort this afternoon and they found the body of missing skier Carson May.
Carson, 23, was a ski instructor at the resort and went missing Jan. 15. He was not found despite an intensive, four-day search.
Today, search dogs were taken to the spot where Carson’s cell phone was last “pinged” in January. His body was found under five-feet of snow.
Our condolences to the May family and our thanks go to all of the dozens of searchers who continued to search for Carson.” – Placer Country Sheriff
SUGAR BOWL STATEMENT FROM TODAY:
“The body of Sugar Bowl ski instructor Carson May who has been missing since January 14th was found today on Monday February 29th at approximately 11:00am. The discovery was made by Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue and El Dorado County Search and Rescue with the assistance of their rescue dog teams and Sugar Bowl Ski Patrol. The recovery was made roughly a ¼ mile out of bounds in an avalanche-prone area near the original search site.This recovery brings closure to his family and Sugar Bowl. Carson was an esteemed member of the Sugar Bowl team and a friend to many at the resort. The community’s effort to find Carson has been overwhelming. Our thoughts and prayers are with the May family.” – Sugar Bowl