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The stranger tale of the skier who was found in Sacramento

Missing skier found in Sacramento took big rig after being lost near Lake Placid 


Constantinos “Danny” Filippidis, a Toronto firefighter, was wearing the snow gear his friends last saw him in Feb. 7 before he went missing at the Whiteface Mountain ski resort in Wilmington, N.Y., prompting a massive search that included state and federal agencies…

According to police, Filippidis purchased a phone at some point.. he reports he rode in a ‘big rig’ but has no memory of what it looked like or who drove it ..

The mystery that may be shrouded forever …

An official search began a few hours after he was last seen, the New York State Police said in a news release following Filippidis’ disappearance. Search crews of about 140 people, including state forest rangers, police, resort staff and volunteers, scoured the area looking for him, said Jon Lundin, a spokesman for the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority, which runs the ski resort.

Dozens of Filippidis’ colleagues traveled to the Whiteface Mountain ski resort after he went missing.

The state’s emergency management and fire prevention department, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection also joined the search.

Hampton said he did not know Filippidis’ medical state Wednesday morning. New York State Police Major John H. Tibbitts Jr. said during an afternoon news conference that he had been released from the hospital and was en route to New York to speak to investigators. The news conference aired on the website of New York television station WNYT.

Filippidis has agreed to speak to New York police as they piece together the circumstances surrounding the incident, Tibbitts said. The state police is asking anyone who may have seen Filippidis during his trip from New York to Sacramento to call 518-873-2750

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