Ski instructor who disappeared in January found dead

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A training operation Monday led to the discovery of a ski instructor missing since January 15.

Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue team, along with El Dorado County Search and Rescue dog teams, were training at Sugar Bowl Resort and they found the body of Carson May February 29, 2016.

The 23-year-old had been the focus of an intensive four-day search, but heavy snow hampered the efforts. Monday, 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.

A cause of death has not been determined.

The Placer County Sheriff's Office says, "Our condolences to the May family and our thanks go to all of the dozens of searchers who continued to search for Carson."