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

Constantinos “Danny” Filippidis, a 49 year-old skier, from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, went missing at Whiteface Mountain, in Wilmington, N.Y.

WILMINGTON, N.Y. (AP) -- State police and forest rangers are searching Whiteface Mountain in the Adirondacks for a 49-year-old Toronto firefighter who was last seen by his skiing party Wednesday afternoon.

The state Olympic Regional Development Authority, which runs the Whiteface ski center, is leading the search. A spokesman says 35 people were assisting in search efforts.

State Police Information Officer Jennifer Fleishman says the skier went missing about the same time as a strong snowstorm was making visibility poor. More than a foot of snow has fallen in the last 24 hours.

A helicopter and search dogs were assisting in the search effort Thursday.

Constantinos “Danny” Filippidis was last seen on February 7, 2018, between 2:30-4:30 p.m, according to State Police.

Frank Ramagnano, spokesman for the Toronto Professional Firefighters Association, tells the Adirondack Daily Enterprise the missing man is part of a group of firefighters making their annual ski trip.

AP-WF-02-08-18 2307GMT

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