Julian Sands missing: Avalanche danger resumes air search for missing actor

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

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

Sands, 65, was reported missing on Friday while on a hiking trip in the Baldy Bowl area of ​​the San Gabriel mountains, as local authorities continue to search using “helicopters and drones, weather permitting.”

“Aerial searches are resuming, but we have not yet been able to resume ground investigations due to icy conditions and the threat of avalanches,” Gloria Huerta, public information officer for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, told the agency. BBC on Friday.

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

In other news, Mr. Sands’ phone appears to show that he was heading to a mountainous area of ​​Southern California the day he was reported missing.

The search has been ramped up lately as officials use cell phone forensics to pinpoint the actor’s location.

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Avalanche threat as air search for missing actor resumes

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

Sands, 65, was reported missing on Friday while on a hiking trip in the Baldy Bowl area of ​​the San Gabriel mountains, as local authorities continue to search using “helicopters and drones, weather permitting.”

“Aerial searches are resuming, but we have not yet been able to resume ground investigations due to icy conditions and the threat of avalanches,” Gloria Huerta, public information officer for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, told the agency. BBC on Friday.

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

Emily AtkinsonJanuary 21, 2023 12:30 PM

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Thank you for following our coverage of the search for Julian Sands.

We’re taking a break from the blog for now, but here’s the latest on the missing actor:

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

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 was said to have been hiking along the popular Baldy Bowl Trail in the San Gabriel Mountains on the day he disappeared. This news item details the current situation as teams continue to search for the English actor. Click here to sign up for our newsletters.

Holly Bancroft23 January 2023 00:45

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Friend describes the strength of Sands’ love for family

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

“His total and absolute adoration always goes to his wife, the novelist and screenwriter Evgenia Citkowitz with whom he has two daughters,” they said. The independent.

“And his son Henry by his first wife, the journalist Sarah Sands, is closely associated with him and joined the search for him in the California mountains where he went missing.

Andy GregoryJanuary 22, 2023 10:59 PM

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Storms in California have killed at least 19 people

In the past month, it has launched 14 search and rescue missions in the Mount Baldy area alone, according to the sheriff’s department, killing two hikers on the mountain.

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

Andy Gregory22 January 2023 21:51

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No set deadline for the end of the search, authorities say

US authorities have said there is still “no hard 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.

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

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Holly BancroftJanuary 22, 2023 8:20 PM

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Helicopters are still searching

A helicopter search continues for missing actor Julian Sands, with US authorities using cell phone forensics to pinpoint his location.

Both state and state officials are working to help locate Mr. Sands. On Friday, the country’s sheriff’s department revealed that pings from the actor’s phone appeared to show he was on his way the day he was reported missing.

A spokesman for the department said: “We are working with state and federal agencies that have cell phone forensics to help us pinpoint a location, but no new information has been developed so far.”

(Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Holly BancroftJanuary 22, 2023 6:33 PM

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The last known pictures of rock climbing in Sands

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

Poignant photos he sent to his grandson Billy in September show him looking relaxed and happy climbing the 4,500-meter Weisshorn mountain in the Swiss Alps.

The Weisshorn, a three-ridged pyramidal mountain about 15 miles from the Matterhorn, has been described by climbing experts as “more serious” than its famous neighbor. “One of the most difficult 4,000-meter peaks, the Weisshorn is a long and serious climb on any route,” according to Alpine Guides.

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Andy GregoryJanuary 22, 2023 5:04 PM

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Sands is a wild Byronesque romantic, friend says

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

“Julian is wild and never constrained by rules or boundaries. He is a Byronesque romantic and an adventurer drawn to the extremes of nature, enjoying the freedom of mountains he conquers around the world,” they said. The independent.

“He is deeply inspired by the romantic poets and his performances of their work are enchanting and born out of a passionate love of literature.

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

Andy GregoryJanuary 22, 2023 4:18 PM

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Mount Baldy has been ‘extremely dangerous’ since Sands went missing

Conditions on Mount Baldy, where rescuers are searching for Julian Sands, are “unfavorable and extremely dangerous” and not even very experienced hikers, police warned this week.

“The high winds have turned the snow into ice making hiking extremely dangerous,” the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said Friday.

“The sheriff’s search and rescue efforts are often hampered by inclement weather and dangerous avalanche conditions. The recent storms that have created the snow and ice conditions are not favorable to hikers, even those who think they have a high level of experience.”

Andy GregoryJanuary 22, 2023 2:10 PM

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