After two weeks of intense searches, American authorities have still found no trace of British actor Julian Sands, who was reported missing in California, where he was a mountaineer.
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“Extensive searches were conducted both on land and in the air,” the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office, which is responsible for search operations, said in a statement. But “at the moment, Mr. Sands has not been located and no trace has been uncovered to indicate his current whereabouts.”
The research will be continued as far as “weather and field conditions permit,” the text specifies.
The 65-year-old comedian, best known for films like Room with a View and Warlock, has been missing from Mount Baldy since January 13.
Also known as Mount San Antonio, this mountain peaks at 10,000 feet (3,068 meters) above sea level and is the highest peak in the San Gabriel Range near Los Angeles. The area, popular with outdoor enthusiasts, has been made dangerous by the recent series of storms that have hit California and brought heavy snow.
Authorities found another missing climber on Tuesday, a 75-year-old man, who was injured due to weather conditions.
San Bernardino County reported harsh weather conditions on Twitter two weeks ago and a week ago warned of the danger of hiking Mount Baldy during this time due to high winds and ice.
Born in Yorkshire, Northern England, Julian Sands is at home in California and passionate about the mountains.
In particular, he climbed the Andes in the early 1990s and got stuck in a storm at over 6,000 meters above sea level. In 2020, he told Britain’s The Guardian newspaper to find his fortune “near a mountaintop on a nice cold morning”.