Julian Sands missing: Avalanche risk as aerial search resumes for missing actor

Julian Sands: Who is the British Hollywood actor missing in California?

Ground crews are still unable to continue their search for missing actor Julian Sands, due to the risk of avalanches in the area.

Mr. Sands, 65, was reported missing while hiking in the Baldy Bowl area of ​​the San Gabriel Mountains on Friday as a search by local authorities continues by “helicopter and drones when weather permits. “.

“The aerial search is resuming, but we haven’t been able to resume a ground search yet due to icy conditions and a threat of avalanches,” said Gloria Huerta, public information officer for the Sheriff’s Department. San Bernardino County. BBC friday.

She said there was still “no set time” for when they would start again.

In other news, the phone belonging to Mr Sands appears to show he was heading for a mountainous area in Southern California on the day he was reported missing.

The search has intensified of late as authorities use cellphone forensics to help locate the actor.

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Avalanche risk as aerial search resumes for missing actor

Ground crews are still unable to continue their search for missing actor Julian Sands, due to the risk of avalanches in the area.

Mr. Sands, 65, was reported missing while hiking in the Baldy Bowl area of ​​the San Gabriel Mountains on Friday as a search by local authorities continues by “helicopter and drones when weather permits. “.

“The aerial search is resuming, but we haven’t been able to resume a ground search yet due to icy conditions and a threat of avalanches,” said Gloria Huerta, public information officer for the Sheriff’s Department. San Bernardino County. BBC friday.

She said there was still “no set time” for when they would start again.

Emily AtkinsonJanuary 21, 2023 12:30 p.m.

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Hello and thank you for returning to our coverage of the search for Hollywood actor, Julian Sands.

The star of Arachnophobia and A room with a view was reported missing while hiking in the Baldy Bowl area of ​​the San Gabriel Mountains on Friday.

There were no major updates Monday morning and Sands remains missing as reports continue of inclement weather in Southern California.

More recently, authorities have searched from the air, as there is always a risk of causing an avalanche with a search on the ground.

In addition to Julian Sands, Los Angeles County rescuers are currently searching the San Gabriel Mountain Range for missing 61-year-old hiker Robert Gregory.

Nicole VasellJanuary 23, 2023 7:15 a.m.

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Please follow our coverage of the search for Julian Sands.

We’re suspending the blog for now, but here’s the latest on the late actor:

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.

Holly BancroftJanuary 23, 2023 12:45 a.m.

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A friend describes the strength of Sands’ love for his family

A friend described the strength of Julian Sands’ love for his wife and children.

“His total and utter adoration is still for his wife, novelist and screenwriter Evgenia Citkowitz, with whom he has two daughters,” they said. The Independent.

“And his son Henry by his first wife journalist Sarah Sands is closely related to him and has joined his search in the California mountains where he disappeared.

Andy GregoireJanuary 22, 2023 10:59 p.m.

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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 currently searching the San Gabriel Mountain Range for missing 61-year-old hiker Robert Gregory.

Andy GregoireJanuary 22, 2023 9:51 p.m.

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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.

(Reuters)

Holly BancroftJanuary 22, 2023 8:20 p.m.

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Helicopter search still in progress

The helicopter search for missing actor Julian Sands is still ongoing, with US authorities using cellphone forensics to try to pinpoint his location.

National and state officials are working to help find Mr. Sands. On Friday, the nation’s sheriff’s department revealed that pings from the actor’s phone appeared to show he was on the move the day he was reported missing.

A department spokesperson said, “We are working with state and federal agencies that have cell phone forensic expertise to help us pinpoint a location, but so far no new information has been released. has been developed.”

(Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Holly BancroftJanuary 22, 2023 6:33 p.m.

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The last known images of mountaineering in Les Sables

Julian Sands’ family shared with The Independent the last known footage of him mountaineering.

Harrowing photographs he sent to his grandson Billy in September show him relaxed and happy climbing the 14,783ft Weisshorn mountain in the Swiss Alps.

The Weisshorn, a three-peaked pyramid-shaped mountain about 15 miles from the Matterhorn, is described by climbing experts as “more serious” than its famous neighbour. “One of the toughest 4,000m peaks, the Weisshorn is a long and serious ascent by any route,” according to the Alpine Guides.

(Provided)

Andy GregoireJanuary 22, 2023 5:04 p.m.

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Sands is a wild Byronesque romantic, says a friend

A friend of Julian Sands described him as “savage” and “a Byronesque romantic”.

“Julian is wild and never bound by rules or limits. He is a Byronesque romantic and an adventurer drawn to the extremes of nature, savoring the freedom of the mountains he conquers all over the world”, have they stated. The Independent.

“He is deeply inspired by romantic poets and his interpretations of their works are spellbinding and stem from a passionate love of literature.

“He is a friend bound by the Homeric qualities of loyalty and full life. He takes no prisoners and yet he is as gentle, generous and sensitive as the poets he so admired.

Andy GregoireJanuary 22, 2023 4:18 p.m.

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Conditions at Mount Baldy 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.

Andy GregoireJanuary 22, 2023 2:10 p.m.

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