Constantinos ‘‘Danny’’ Filippidis was reported missing on February 7, in New York.
Danny, who is a firefighter, went on his annual skiing trip to Whiteface Mountain, New York, with his colleagues. He went missing after he told friends he wanted to go on one last run at the end of the day. A full search for the 49-year-old man began.
The search involved around 140 people each day, and a helicopter. They searched the mountain thinking he got stuck or was injured somewhere. They had volunteers combing through the snow of the mountain with their hands searching for Danny.
Six days after the search began, it was called off when Danny was found.
Danny called his wife from Sacramento, California, sounding very confused. His wife quickly realized it was him on the phone and told him to call 911.
Police found him at a car rental lot in Sacramento. He was reportedly confused and unable to give clear answers. Police asked him how he ended up in California, but he didn't have an answer for them. He was wearing the same ski clothes he was last seen in.
He told the police that he remembered very little about how he got there. He said he thought he suffered a head injury. He remembered being in a "big rig-style truck," he also remembered sleeping a lot, but that's about all.
Danny told police that a truck dropped him off in downtown Sacramento, where he got a haircut, then bought an iPhone to call his wife.
Other than that, Danny had no other information to give police. He was still very confused when police picked him up.
Danny was hospitalized in Sacramento before being sent back to New York, where state law enforcement are hoping to try to help him piece together what exactly happened.
Police have now distributed a picture of Danny that was taken when he was found, on February 13, hoping people will recognize him, and can help fill in the blanks.
At this time, police don't believe he was drugged or taken against his will.
New York police are currently searching for anyone who may have information regarding his disappearance.