Julian Sands’ family has expressed their “heartfelt thanks” and praised the “heroic” efforts of those searching for the British actor, who went missing in Southern California more than a week ago.
In a statement shared by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office, the family thanked authorities involved in the search for the 65-year-old actor.
The search operations are now in their 11th day after Sands was first reported missing on Jan. 13 in the Baldy Bowl area of the San Gabriel mountains.
“Our sincere thanks to the compassionate members of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department who are coordinating the search for our beloved Julian, in no small part to the heroic search teams listed below who are braving difficult conditions on the ground and in the air to find Julian. home,” the statement read. “We are deeply moved by the outpouring of love and support.”
The statement went on to list several organizations involved in the search.
The sheriff’s department added: “As we enter day 11 of the search for Julian Sands on Mount Baldy, we are reminded of the sheer determination and selflessness of all the people who assisted in this search. We will continue to use the resources available.”
It was previously revealed that pings from Sands’ phone appeared to show he was heading further into the mountainous area of Baldy Bowl the day he was reported missing.
On Monday, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s department told the PA news agency that conditions were still too dangerous for ground crews to operate and that the search would only be conducted by helicopter.
The Mount Baldy bowl area has seen a deadly winter, with at least two hikers killed in the area in the past month after falling and injuring themselves, according to the sheriff’s department.