Searchers look for 49-year-old skier on Whiteface Mountain

View of Whiteface Mountain in New York State, Dec. 30, 2006. (AP Photo/Tom Curley)

Authorities are asking anyone who saw skier Constantinos "Danny" Filippidis on Whiteface Mountain late Wednesday afternoon to call New York State Police.

Posted: Feb. 9, 2018 1:25 PM

WILMINGTON, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities are asking anyone who saw skier Constantinos "Danny" Filippidis on Whiteface Mountain late Wednesday afternoon to call New York State Police.

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Police, forest rangers and numerous other agencies have been searching for the 49-year-old Toronto firefighter since 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. He was wearing a green jacket and black helmet and was last seen by companions at 2:30. Police say he's an intermediate skier.

More than 140 people were assisting in the search on Friday.

State Police Information Officer Jennifer Fleishman says a strong snowstorm made visibility poor Wednesday afternoon.

A helicopter and search dogs assisted in the search effort Thursday.

Frank Ramagnano, spokesman for the Toronto Professional Firefighters Association, says Filippidis is part of a group of Toronto firefighters making their annual ski trip.

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