A Toronto man who went missing last week while skiing in New York was found in Sacramento with no recollection of how he got there, Time reports.
49-year-old Constantinos “Danny” Filippidis was skiing in Wilmington, New York with colleagues when he reportedly went missing. He decided to go for an extra run on the slopes as his coworkers packed it up for the night, but Filippidis can't remember what occurred after that.
“'[Filippidis] stated that he had traveled [to Sacramento] as a passenger in a big rig, but couldn’t provide a description of the big rig,” said Sgt. Shaun Hampton of the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department, according to SF Gate. “He stated that he was dropped off in downtown Sacramento, and that he stayed the night on the street, and later in the morning he got a ride to the airport.”
After coming to his senses, Filippidis was able to buy a cell phone and call his wife, who had him call 911. He did just that from the rental car agency at Sacramento International Airport. Though there's no concrete answer for his sudden memory loss, authorities suspect a head injury might be the cause. After calling for help, Filippidis was promptly transported to the hospital. “He did not feel he was the victim of any type of crime, but we made it clear that if he was, we would be happy to investigate,” Hampton said.
An investigation, which is ongoing, is being conducted by New York State police.