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.
- As of now, air search is being carried out in full flow according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Ground search has been halted frequently due to icy weather conditions.
UPDATE: The search for Julian Sands continues by air only. The California Highway Patrol –Valley Division Air Ops from Auburn, California, is currently assisting us in the search using a RECCO device RECCO – Be Searchable. RECCO technology can detect RECCO reflective material,
— San Bernardino County Sheriff (@sbcountysheriff) January 25, 2023
- 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.
- 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.
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.
As we enter day 11 of the search for Julian Sands on Mt. Baldy, we are reminded of the sheer determination & selflessness of all of the people who have aided in this search. We will continue to utilize the resources available to us. The family would like to share this statement: pic.twitter.com/owO2o97f16
— San Bernardino County Sheriff (@sbcountysheriff) January 23, 2023
- 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.
- 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.
I knew #JulianSands a bit back in the 80s when his brother shared a mouse-infested flat with my best friend. He was so dazzling and so delightful and everyone who loves him is beside themselves with worry. I’m praying for his safe return. pic.twitter.com/t8gkDtzDEE
— Richard Coles (@RevRichardColes) January 19, 2023
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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