The skier who went missing from a New York ski area turned up 2,900 miles away in Sacramento, CA. Constantinos ‘Danny’ Filippidis, 49, of Toronto, was reported missing from Whiteface Mountain by his friends who found his car and his belongings are the ski area. Filippidis, an intermediate skier, vanished after going out alone ‘for one more run’.
A massive 5 day search and rescue missing took place that included helicopters that searched the area.
After six days, the 49-year-old turned up at Sacramento International Airport with a new iPhone, a new haircut and little memory of what had happened. The Toronto firefighter called his wife and 911, and is now receiving medical care. He told deputies he’d had a ride in a ‘big-style truck and slept a lot’. Filippidis does not have a history of mental illness or substance abuse.