Julian Sands: Who is the British Hollywood actor missing in California?
The search for Julien Sands entered its 11th day amid a warning of strong winds and gusts of up to 62 to 67 mph.
In the latest update, the warlock the star’s family thanked California authorities for their “heroic” efforts in the search for the missing British actor.
“Our heartfelt thanks to the compassionate members of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department who are coordinating the search for our beloved Julian, including the heroic search teams listed below who brave harsh conditions on the ground and in the air to bring back Julian at home,” the statement read.
On Monday, Jan. 23, the National Weather Service reported high winds affecting the mountainous Santa Ana and San Bernandino region near the San Gabriel Mountains where Sands is believed to have disappeared.
An alert warned of possible power outages, travel disruptions and a risk of falling trees: “The strongest winds will be along the south-facing slopes and foothills below Morongo Pass. , and through and under the canyons of Santa Ana Mountain,” the report said.
Last week, ground crews were forced to halt the search for Sands due to the avalanche risk in the area.
Sands’ family shared a statement thanking authorities for the “heroic” search effort, which is still ongoing.
“Our heartfelt thanks to the compassionate members of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department coordinating the search for our beloved Julian, including the heroic search teams listed below who brave harsh conditions on the ground and in the air to bring back Julian at home,” he read.
Peony HirwaniJanuary 24, 2023 05:30
At least 19 people killed in California storms
According to the sheriff’s department, it has launched 14 search and rescue missions in the Mount Baldy area alone in the past month, with two hikers dying on the mountain.
In addition to Julian Sands, Los Angeles County rescuers are also currently searching the San Gabriel Range for missing 61-year-old hiker Robert Gregory.
Peony HirwaniJanuary 24, 2023 10:49 am
Aerial searches continue to find the British actor reported missing in California.
Julian Sands: Aerial search continues to find British actor missing in California
Air search teams continue to search for British actor Julian Sands more than a week after he went missing in California. Sands, who starred in The Killing Fields and A Room With a View, has been missing since Friday, January 13. The 65-year-old is believed to have been hiking along the popular Baldy Bowl Trail in the San Gabriel Mountains on the day of his disappearance. This report details the current situation as teams continue to search for the English actor. Click here to subscribe to our newsletter.
Peony HirwaniJanuary 24, 2023 10:09
Frank Marshall sends his best wishes to the family of Julian Sands
“Hope and thoughts are with the family of my dear friend and wonderful actor, Julian Sands, who disappeared on Mount Baldy. Let’s all pray for a miracle,” Frank Marshall wrote on Twitter.
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Actor Matthew Modine prays for safe return of Julian Sands
“Julian Sands is a wonderful man, husband, father and friend to so many. A gentle and caring soul. Keep the candles burning for his safe return from the mountain he loves,” Matthew Modine wrote on Twitter.
Peony HirwaniJanuary 24, 2023 8:29 a.m.
Mount Baldy conditions have been ‘extremely dangerous’ since Sands’ disappearance
Conditions on Mount Baldy, where rescuers are searching for Julian Sands, are “adverse and extremely dangerous” and not favorable even for very experienced hikers, police warned this week.
“Due to the high winds, the snow has turned to ice, which makes hiking extremely dangerous,” the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said Friday.
“The Sheriff’s search and rescue efforts are often hampered by bad weather as well as dangerous avalanche conditions. Recent storms that have brought snow and ice conditions are not favorable for hikers, even those who consider themselves to have a high level of experience.
Peony HirwaniJanuary 24, 2023 7:49 a.m.
The Sheriff’s Department Update on Research
“As we enter Day 11 of Julian Sands’ Mount Baldy search, we are reminded of the determination and selflessness of everyone who contributed to this search,” the authority said.
“We will continue to use the resources we have.”
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No deadline set for end of search, authorities say
US authorities have said there is still “no deadline” to call off the search for Julian Sands.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said the incident was still classified as a search and rescue operation.
“We will schedule another ground search when the weather improves, and it will be safe for our ground crews,” a department spokesperson said.
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