Missing skier found safe in Calif.

WILMINGTON — A Toronto firefighter who was the subject of a massive six-day search involving eight government agencies at Whiteface Mountain has been located safe and sound — in California.

Authorities launched a search for 49-year-old skier Constantinos “Danny” Filippidis on Whiteface Mountain last Wednesday afternoon after his companions reported him missing. State Police said Tuesday the search was called off when Filippidis contacted local authorities in Sacramento, California.

Officials said more than 140 people spent a combined 7,000 hours searching the rugged mountain terrain, calling in helicopters and search dogs to assist.

Filippidis was part of a group of Toronto firefighters making their annual ski trip to Whiteface. Police said the circumstances of the case are under investigation.

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