Actor 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 start 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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ICYMI: Federal agencies join the search for missing British actor Julian Sands

Federal agencies have joined the search for Julian Sands, using mobile phone forensics to help pinpoint the location of the British actor, local police have said.

Both national and state officials are now working with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s office, one week after the actor was first reported missing in the southern Californian mountains.

As of Friday, ground crews were still unable to continue their search efforts, due to the risk of avalanches in the area, and authorities said there was still “no time set” for when they would begin.

Emily Atkinson21 January 2023 13:30

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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 start again.

Emily Atkinson21 January 2023 12:30

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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

Emily Atkinson21 January 2023 11:30

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Julian Sands: A timeline of missing actor’s disappearance

The British star is believed to have been somewhere on the popular Baldy Bowl Trail in California, which climbs 3,900 feet over 4.5 miles to the highest summit in the San Gabriel Mountains.

Jacob Stollworthy has the details:

Emily Atkinson21 January 2023 10:30

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

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

Emily Atkinson21 January 2023 09:30

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Police track phone data during search for missing actor Julian Sands in California mountains

Both national and state officials are now working with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s office, one week after the actor was first reported missing in the southern Californian mountains.

As of Friday, ground crews were still unable to continue their search efforts, due to evidence of avalanches in the area, and authorities said there was still “no time set” for when they would begin.

Emily Atkinson21 January 2023 09:00

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Actor was ‘on move’ day he was reported missing, police revealed

The phone belonging to missing actor Julian 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.

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 San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department previously said that phone pings showed the British actor to be heading to the Mount Baldy area two days after he was first reported missing.

Emily Atkinson21 January 2023 08:30

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The climate crisis may be a factor in Sands’ disappearance.

Extreme winter weather is becoming more common in the Golden State, Josh Marcus reports.

Emily Atkinson21 January 2023 07:50

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Mount Baldy is considered one of the most dangerous peaks in the US to climb

In recent years, several experienced hikers have died due to Mount Baldy’s icy terrain. It’s considered one of the most dangerous peaks to climb in the US.

Tom Murray21 January 2023 07:20

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Picture exclusive given to The Independent

A reminder that the last known photos of Sands mountaineering were shared exclusively with The Independent. You can see them here:

Tom Murray21 January 2023 06:23

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