The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said Monday it has continued its search efforts for Julian Sands, a veteran actor who disappeared in January while hiking around Mount Baldy, which is located in the San Gabriel Mountains less than 50 miles northeast of Los Angeles.
Officials said more than 80 volunteers, deputies and search and rescue personnel took part in the search today in the nearby wilderness and remote areas across the mountain. The effort included two helicopters and a drone crew. Sands, 65, is still missing.
The search has been temporarily suspended after the British actor, a seasoned outdoorsman, was reported missing on January 13 due to harsh winter conditions across the western U.S. Since Sands’ disappearance, San Bernardino sheriffs said they have conducted eight searches to find him, with eight other.
“Despite the warmer weather recently, parts of the mountain remain inaccessible due to the harsh alpine conditions,” the department said today. “The multi-terrain areas include steep valleys, which still have more than 10 feet of ice and snow.”
The Sheriff’s Department said the Sands case remains active and search efforts will continue in a limited capacity.
Sands is known for his roles in movies like The Killing Fields, A Room with a View, Warlock, Arachnophobia, Boxing Helena And Leaving Las Vegas. On television, he appeared in 24, Smallville And Trees.
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