Update: Mike Lynch at Adirondack Explorer attended a State Police press conference Wednesday afternoon and filed the story located here.
After five and a half days searching in freezing temperatures, deep snow and freezing rain, missing Whiteface skier Constantinos “Danny” Filippidis of Toronto has been located – alive
and well in California.
Mike Lynch at Adirondack Explorer interviewed Frank Ramagnano, President of the Toronto Professional Firefighters Association, the group Filippidis was skiing with when he was reported missing.
Ramagnano said he believes Filippidis spoke with his wife Tuesday prompting a response by emergency medical services, who found him still in his ski clothes, possibly in a confused state.
New York State Police said Filippidis informed authorities in Sacramento, California of his whereabouts Tuesday. Major John Tibbitts told reporters assembled at a press conference Wednesday afternoon: “We ask no one to jump to any conclusions.”
State Police are saying the circumstances of the case are under investigation, but that they were not aware that any laws were broken.
This story was updated at 10 pm Tuesday to include some of the details of Mike Lynch’s reporting at Adirondack Explorer; and again Wednesday afternoon to add a few details from Mike’s follow-up after a State Police press conference.