Jan Pellizzer: ‘Suspended search’ for ski instructor heart-breaking | TheUnion.com

Jan Pellizzer: ‘Suspended search’ for ski instructor heart-breaking

Oh, I’m devastated, regarding the Jan. 20 article in The Union about a “suspended search” for Sugar Bowl ski instructor Carson May.

I am a local mother whose son worked at local ski resorts for 10-plus years, and skied every day he didn’t work. I cried I when read today’s article, complete despair for the parents and family of Carson. Immense gratitude to the teams of Search and Rescue who have given their time and efforts. But, how can these efforts be called off? How can the Placer County Sheriff Dept. just report that they had a meeting with the parents, with chaplains, etc. — and probably explain that their son has most likely not survived, so they are stopping the search?

I could not stop crying at the grief and anguish I could just feel these parents were experiencing. I am so sorry for your pain … I wish I could help.

If there are private search teams that can be enlisted to find him, I would find some funds to donate. Please keep us concerned and anguished parents updated on this; it could happen to any of our precious babies.

Jan Pellizzer

Grass Valley

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