The search for Julian Sands continues five months after she was reported missing

The search for Julian Sands continues five months after she was reported missing

The search for actor Julian Sands continues.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department shared an update on Monday that it continued its search for the actor, who was reported missing in January in the Mount Baldy area of ​​southern California.

“On Saturday, June 17, 2023, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department continued an ongoing search in the Mount Baldy wilderness for missing hiker Julian Sands. Unfortunately, Mr. Sands has not been located,” the sheriff’s department said in a Press release.

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They detailed that the search included more than 80 volunteers, deputies and search and rescue personnel, supported by two helicopter and drone crews. “Aviation Assets placed search parties in remote areas of Mount Baldy and conducted aerial search and evaluation activities. Additionally, drone crews searched areas inaccessible to ground crews,” they continued.

Officials too shared videos of helicopters involved in the searches.

Parts of the mountain were inaccessible due to “extreme alpine conditions. Several areas include steep terrain and ravines, which still have more than 10 feet of ice and snow.

Since Sands was reported missing, the sheriff’s department noted that it had conducted eight searches, land and air, “with voluntary search hours in excess of 500 hours. Additionally, eight unrelated search and rescue operations were conducted in the Mount Baldy area.

Sands’ case remains active and search efforts will continue to limited capacity, according to officials.

Sands, known for roles in films A room with a view AND SorcererHe was reported missing after hiking in California’s San Gabriel Mountains, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Nate Campos said. The Hollywood Reporter at the moment.

The 65-year-old was reported missing at around 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 13 in the Baldy Bowl area of ​​Mount Baldy, according to authorities. Despite the actor’s search having begun, ground crews were driven off the mountain the next evening amid avalanche hazards and poor trail conditions due to snow and ice.

In a statement released at the time, Sands’ family thanked those who had been involved in the ongoing search: “Our heartfelt thanks to the compassionate members of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department who are coordinating the search for our beloved Julian, not least the heroic search parties listed below who are braving harsh conditions on the ground and in the air to bring Julian home. We are deeply touched by the outpouring of love and support.”