WILMINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Wednesday were trying to piece together how a 49-year-old skier whose disappearance sparked a massive search on a snowy New York mountainside ended up six days later in California, confused and still in ski clothes.
Filippidis told deputies he remembered little, but thought he’d suffered a head injury, rode in a “big rig-style truck” and slept “a lot,”
Constantinos “Danny” Filippidis went missing on February 7th while on an annual skiing trip in upstate New York. SIX…six days later he showed up in Sacramento, California, the complete opposite side of the country, not remembering the vast majority of what transpired in that time.
Head injuries are scary stuff, I’ve had a handful of concussions from sports and one from skiing. Luckily for me, I woke up to ski patrol asking if I was ok instead of waking up over two thousand miles away. Hopefully, Danny winds up okay and makes a full recovery.
On a lighter note, if you’re a fan of our work you probably like to booze, and you’ve probably come out of a blackout doing something embarrassing or in a location you probably shouldn’t be. Sometimes you wake up and laugh off your drunken decisions, other times you discover you texted the love of your life something so ridiculous it will haunt you for all eternity. If you play you pay. My junior year of high school I blacked out for the first time; it was Wiz Khalifa concert if that helps provide context. I don’t remember hearing a single song, the only brief memory I have is stumbling down the lawn of the concert venue with five lit cigs in my mouth. That was my first through my fifth cigarette ever.