Carson May was last seen skiing at the Sugar Bowl Resort near Lake Tahoe on January 14, 2016. Several rescue teams and ski patrols conducted searches in the avalanche-prone area near Lake Mary. On January 19, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office announced,after speaking with May’s family, that the search for May has been suspended due to a forecast of more snow. May’s father, Mike May, said the situation is “a parent’s worst nightmare.”
[Mike May is the subject of Robert Kurson’s book: Crashing Through: The Extraordinary True Story of the Man Who Dared to See]
Mike May is also an avid skier. He set the world’s speed record for downhill skiing by a blind individual (65 mph). May was “blinded at the age of three in a chemical explosion, but regained part of his sight after a revolutionary (cornea) transplant and stem-cell procedure in 2000, at the age of 46.” Dateline Josh Mankiewicz’s interview with Mike May will air on January 22 at 9pm on NBC.