Julian Sands is reportedly missing after hiking up Mount Baldy in Southern California. The authorities are searching for the actor after his family informed them of his disappearance. San Bernardino County Sheriff Department Corporal Nathan Campos revealed that Sands was missing around 7:30 pm on Friday, January 13.
The British actor appeared in various film projects such as Warlock, Leaving Las Vegas, and A Room with a View, and was part of the ensemble cast of Ocean’s Thirteen. He lives in North Hollywood.
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Authorities Search For Actor Julian Sands After he Goes Missing In A Hiking Adventure
The authorities spoke with People and said that rescuers are looking for him around the Baldy Bowl area:
“A search crew was sent out, but because of weather conditions, they were pulled on Saturday. Helicopters and drones will be out there to continue to search, weather permitting.”
The place is a popular spot for hikers and skiers, but the extreme winter weather in California hinders the immediate search around Mt. Baldy. Rescuers had to be pulled off the mount for their own safety. Now, authorities resorted to using drones to continue the search. They also advise the public to stay away from the area since avalanche cases are quite high.
“It’s extremely dangerous, and experienced hikers are having a hard time getting through there.”
There was also a missing hiker reported on Monday in the San Gabriel mountains. The police have also arranged a search and rescue operation.
“Over the last four weeks, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue (SAR) Teams have responded to 14 rescue missions on Mt Baldy and in the surrounding area. These rescue missions have been for lost, stranded, and/or injured hikers. Unfortunately, during these past 4 weeks, two hikers did not survive after falling and injuring themselves.”
Just days before Sand’s disappearance, a woman slipped and fell to her death in the same area. Police noted that the weather is extremely dangerous.
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Fans Pray For Julian Sands’ Safety As Actor Is Still Nowhere To Be Found
Julian Sands has a lengthy career in show business and is married to writer Evgenia Citkowitz. He shared in a 2020 interview with The Guardian his passion for mountain climbing and the significance of indulging in adventures as one grows old.
Fans are devastated by the news of the actor’s disappearance. Check out their tweets:
I’ve known since Friday that my friend Julian Sands has been missing on mt baldy. I’m devastated. A very close family friend who was an adventurer in everything he did. I’ve said many prayers.
— cassian elwes (@cassianelwes) January 18, 2023
Has anybody braved 5 fucking days on Mt. Baldy in torrential rain storms and lived because all I want right now is for Julian Sands to not be dead. pic.twitter.com/tKqIIAEHxH
— Blair Hawkins (@andrewbhawkins) January 19, 2023
Deeply concerned to hear that Julian Sands has gone missing whilst hiking in the San Gabriel Mountains. He's a regular (and very charming) guest as @frightfest and the #frightfest family all pray he is found safe and well. pic.twitter.com/VKUVkSLyn0
— Clout Communications (@CloutComCoUk) January 19, 2023
Apparently Julian Sands is MUCH MORE IMPORTANT TO ME than I’m normally aware of day-to-day. Really hoping he’s found safe.
— Kristi Coulter (@KristiCCoulter) January 19, 2023
Hoping for a positive outcome in the Julian Sands story, missing while hiking. I've always enjoyed his work greatly. pic.twitter.com/8CPrFQXTAf
— I Bought That Comic 🇺🇦 🌻 (@BoughtThatComic) January 19, 2023
The actor describes himself as the happiest when he is surrounded by mountains, especially on a cold morning. Last time he had a near-death experience while hiking was in the 90s in the Andes when they were caught by a storm. Some of his co-hikers died.
Source: People, The Guardian
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