Scores of San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man who never came home from a Thursday evening hike in the Skeggs Point area of unincorporated San Mateo County.
Douglas May, 55, left his home in San Carlos around 5:30 p.m. to go hiking, but family members became alarmed and contacted the sheriff’s office when he never returned.
A sheriff’s deputy found May’s car just before 1 a.m. Friday in the Skeggs Point parking lot. Authorities do not suspect foul play but believe May could be lost or injured.
Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Linda Gibbons said May had some medical problems in the past, but declined to give further details. She described the terrain in the Skeggs Point area as "dense and hilly.”
The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office and the county’s office of emergency services have expanded the search off the main trails in the area. Skeggs Point is part of the Midpeninsula Open Space District, located on State Route 35, south of State Route 92.
More than 40 officers, multiple aircraft, at least four mounted patrols and K9 teams have joined the search for May. Gibbons said resources from other counties have been called in as well.
"We think he has fallen or has injured himself,” Gibbons said. Search teams "are checking off the trail into the hilly areas,” she said.
Anyone with information on May’s location should call Detective Marcus Gathright at 363-7823.