The search continues in Mount Baldy, California for missing actor Julian Sands. The 64-year-old British American actor has been missing for quite some time now despite significant rescue efforts. The investigation was hampered by severe storms in the US at the time of search and now his family has joined hands with the authorities to look for him. Read to find out about the latest update on Julian Sands’ disappearance in Mount Baldy.

Latest update and rescue efforts

It has been almost two weeks since Julian Sands went missing in Mount Baldy. Police are still on a lookout with rescue efforts being accelerated. A week ago, his car was found, and his phone’s last signal came to a couple of days after his disappearance.

  • Air search efforts are amplified with the help of California Highway Patrol which carries a device that can detect matching reflective material, electronics, and in some cases, credit cards.

Mount Baldy situation

Apart from his film and television acting career, Julian Sands is a dedicated mountaineer. He went missing on 13 January 2023 while hiking in Mount Baldy, California. It is located in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles.

Julian Sands missing Mount Baldy
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  • The Baldy Bowl trail is over 4.5 miles long and the summit is the highest in the San Gabriel Mountains. The area is prone to avalanches and the recent storms could have triggered a few. 
  • Originally called Mount San Antonio, Mount Baldy has been extremely dangerous territory in the past month even for experienced hikers. The Sheriff’s Department has received over a dozen missing complaints in January alone.

Family’s reaction

Julian Sands’ family has been completely involved in the search and rescue mission for the actor. His sons have joined the ground search along with the authorities and other experienced climbers.

  • Julian’s son Henry Sands attempted to retrace the route his father might have taken. The family released a statement thanking the authorities for their search efforts to bring home Julian Sands.
  • However, one of Julian’s brothers has said that he has to come to terms with the fact that his brother is gone. 

Julian Sands’ career

Julian Sands is best known for his roles in films such as A Room with a View, The Killing Fields, Warlock, and Leaving Las Vegas.

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  • He has also appeared in television shows such as Smallville and 24. Sands began his acting career in the theater before transitioning to film and television.
  • He starred opposite Jackie Chan in The Medallion. He also played a role in David Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

Another hiker named Jin Chung had gone missing in the same area but was rescued after 48 hours. Despite valiant efforts from the authorities, Julian Sands remains missing, and his life status is still in question. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Julian Sands during this time of uncertainty.

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SOURCE: BBC, IMDb, San Bernardino County Sheriff