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Missing Julian Sands: Avalanche risk as air search resumes for missing actor

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

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

Sands, 65, was reported missing while hiking in the Baldy Bowl area of ​​the San Gabriel Mountains on Friday as searches by local authorities continue by “helicopters and drones when weather permits.”

“The air search is resuming, but we have not yet been able to resume the ground search due to icy conditions and the threat of avalanches,” Gloria Huerta, Public Information Officer for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, told the BBC on Friday.

She said there is still “no set time” for them to start over.

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

The search has intensified lately as authorities use cell phone forensics to help pinpoint the actor’s location.

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Avalanche risk as aerial search resumes for missing actor

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

Sands, 65, was reported missing while hiking in the Baldy Bowl area of ​​the San Gabriel Mountains on Friday as searches by local authorities continue by “helicopters and drones when weather permits.”

“The air search is resuming, but we have not yet been able to resume the ground search due to icy conditions and the threat of avalanches,” Gloria Huerta, Public Information Officer for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, told the BBC on Friday.

She said there is still “no set time” for them to start over.

Emily AtkinsonJanuary 21, 2023 12:30 pm

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Julian Sands: Air search continues for missing British actor in California

Air search teams are still looking 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 13th. The 65-year-old is believed to have been hiking along the popular Baldy Bowl trail in the San Gabriel Mountains on the day he went missing. This report details the current situation as teams continue to search for the English actor. Click here to subscribe to our newsletters.

Holly BancroftJanuary 23, 2023 00:45

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Friend describes the strength of Sands’ love for family

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

“His complete and utter adoration is always 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 linked to him and has joined the search for him in the California mountains where he disappeared.

Andy GregoryJanuary 22, 2023 22:59

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At least 19 people died in California storms

According to the sheriff’s department, he launched 14 search-and-rescue missions in the Mount Baldy area alone last month, with two climbers dying on the mountain.

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

Andy GregoryJanuary 22, 2023 21:51

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No fixed deadline for ending searches, say officials

US officials said there was still no “deadline” for calling off the search for Julian Sands.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said the incident was still being classified as a search and rescue operation.

“We will schedule another ground search when the weather improves and it is safe for our ground teams,” a department spokesman said.

(REUTERS)

Holly BancroftJanuary 22, 2023 20:20

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Helicopter search still in progress

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

National and state officials are working to help find Sands. On Friday, the country’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 expertise to help us identify a location, but so far no new information has been developed.”

(Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Holly BancroftJanuary 22, 2023 6:33 pm

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The last known photos of Sands mountaineering

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

Heartwarming photographs he sent to his grandson Billy in September show him looking relaxed and happy as he climbed the 14,783-foot Weisshorn mountain in the Swiss Alps.

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

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Andy GregoryJanuary 22, 2023 5:04 pm

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Sands Is a Byronesque Wild Romantic, Says Friend

A friend of Julian Sands described him as “wild” and “byronesque romantic”.

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

“He is deeply inspired by the Romantic poets and his performances of their works are spellbinding and come from a passionate love of literature.

“He is a friend bound by the Homeric qualities of loyalty and living life to the fullest. He takes no prisoners, and yet he is as kind, generous, and sensitive as the poets he so admired.”

Andy GregoryJanuary 22, 2023 4:18 pm

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Mount Baldy conditions ‘extremely dangerous’ since Sands disappeared

Conditions at Mount Baldy, where rescuers are looking for Julian Sands, are “adverse and extremely dangerous” and not conducive to even highly experienced hikers, police warned this week.

“Due to high winds, the snow has turned to ice, making the hike extremely dangerous,” the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said Friday.

“The Sheriff’s search and rescue efforts are often hampered by bad weather, along with dangerous avalanche conditions. The recent storms that brought snow and ice conditions are not conducive to hikers, even those who feel they have a high level of experience.”

Andy GregoryJanuary 22, 2023 2:10 pm

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Video report: Who is British Hollywood actor missing in California?

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

Andy GregoryJanuary 22, 2023 1:12 pm

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