TORONTO -- A Toronto firefighter who was the subject of an extensive six-day search at a New York ski centre has been found safe in California, leaving officials puzzled as to how the 49-year-old managed to get across the country.
Constantinos (Danny) Filippidis was reported missing Feb. 7 at Whiteface Mountain during an annual ski trip with colleagues.
The multi-agency search included members of the U.S. Department of Environmental Conservation, New York state police, Homeland Security, U.S. boarder officials and volunteer Toronto firefighters.
The search was called off Tuesday afternoon when Filippidis was located near Sacramento, Calif.
Filippidis was alone when he was found and was still wearing the clothing he had been skiing in when he went missing, Ramagnano said, adding that he didn't know if Filippidis has a history of mental illness.