Julian Sands missing: Avalanche risk as air search resumed for missing actor

Julian Sands: Who is the Hollywood British actor missing 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.

Mr Sands, 65, was reported missing during a hiking trip in the Baldy Bowl area of ​​the San Gabriel mountains on Friday, as searches by local authorities continue by “helicopter and drones when weather permits”.

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

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

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

The search has been ramped up of late as officials use mobile phone forensics to help pinpoint the location of the actor.

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Avalanche risk as air search resumed 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.

Mr Sands, 65, was reported missing during a hiking trip in the Baldy Bowl area of ​​the San Gabriel mountains on Friday, as searches by local authorities continue by “helicopter and drones when weather permits”.

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

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

Emily Atkinson21 January 2023 12:30

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Sands is a wild Byronesque romantic, says friend

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

“Julian is wild and never contained by rules or boundaries. He is a Byronesque romantic and an adventurer who is drawn to the extremes of nature, relishing the freedom of mountains which he conquers all over the world,” they told The Independent.

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

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

Andy Gregory22 January 2023 16:18

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Mount Baldy conditions ‘extremely dangerous’ since Sands went missing

The conditions on Mount Baldy, where rescuers are searching for Julian Sands, are “adverse and extremely dangerous” and are not favorable even for highly experienced hikers, police warned this week.

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

“Sheriff’s Search and Rescue efforts are often hampered by poor weather along with dangerous avalanche conditions. The recent storms that brought the snow and ice conditions are not favorable for hikers, even those that feel they have a high level of experience.”

Andy Gregory22 January 2023 14:10

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

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

Andy Gregory22 January 2023 13:12

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‘If anyone can get through this he can,’ says friend

Julian Sands is a “powerful hiker” who is “always prepared” and knows the mountain “backwards”, someone who has climbed Mt Baldy with him before has said.

Actor Kevin Sands, who has starred in the TV shows Copper other Crossbonessaid:

Andy Gregory22 January 2023 11:24

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‘No hard deadline’ for calling off search, authorities say

Authorities have said there is still “no hard deadline” for calling off the search for Julian Sands, my colleague Oliver Browning reports.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said the incident was still being classified as a search and rescue operation, though snow, sleet and fog continued to hinder operations on foot.

Andy Gregory22 January 2023 10:07

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Watch: Air search continues for missing British actor

Search for actor Julian Sands on Mount Baldy continues by air

Andy Gregory22 January 2023 09:14

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Federal agencies help in search for Julian Sands

Federal agencies are helping in the search for Julian Sands, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has revealed.

“We are working with state and federal agencies that have cell phone forensics to assist us in pinpointing a location, but so far no new info has been developed,” a spokesperson from the department said.

The search for the missing British actor continues to be hampered by extreme wintry conditions on the ground.

Andy Gregory22 January 2023 08:27

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‘Please let him be okay’: Friends fear for missing British actor Julian Sands

The 65-year-old was reported missing in the Baldy Bowl area of ​​the San Gabriel mountains on Friday evening, with searches by local authorities continuing over the weekend.

You can read a round-up of the messages here:

Graig Graziosi22 January 2023 07:00

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Watch: ‘No hard deadline’ for calling off the search for Julian Sands, authorities say

‘No hard deadline’ for calling off the search for Julian Sands, authorities say

Graig Graziosi22 January 2023 06:00

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