Carrabassett Valley, ME – Authorities are busy searching the woods and mountains of northwestern Maine for a Massachusetts teenager missing since Sunday.
Nicholas Joy, 17, of Medford, Mass., was visiting Sugarloaf in Carrabassett Valley on Sunday when he failed to rendezvous with his father shortly after noon following a run on the ski resort’s Timberline chairlift. Ski patrol, rangers with the Maine Warden Service, the the Carrabassett Valley Search and Rescue Team and others searched the ski resort both in-bounds and out of bounds until 1:30 a.m., when efforts were discontinued until first light on Monday. High winds prevented the use of an airplane in the search, and searchers were unable to reach Joy’s cell phone.
“Our best wishes are with the young man and his family, and we are working hard to locate him and bring him home,” resort officials indicated on Monday in a prepared statement.
Overnight temperatures were reportedly in the 20s with a light snow falling. Wardens have asked asked anyone who may have been skiing in the Upper Timberline area on Sunday between 12:40 and 1 p.m. and may have seen Joy, to contact them at (207) 624-7076.
Separately, two skiers who went missing on Sunday at nearby Saddleback ski resort in Rangeley were located on Monday on a snowmobile trail on the backside of the mountain. Their condition was unknown at press time.