Helicopters are searching for missing British actor Julian Sands as US authorities use cell phone forensics to try to determine his location.
The 65-year-old was reported missing by his wife a week earlier. hike failed to return home In the mountains of Southern California.
Due to signs of an avalanche, ground crews were unable to continue their efforts and are currently searching the area by helicopter.
Both national and state officials are working with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office to help locate the sandsbut authorities said there was still “no time set” for when the ground search would begin.
On Friday, the county sheriff’s department revealed, Ping signal from actor’s phone It appears he has been moving, further into the Baldy Bowl area in the San Gabriel Mountains on 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 services to help us determine the location, but no new information has been developed to date.”
No date has been set for the cancellation of the operation and the incident is still considered a search and rescue operation.
Residents of Mount Baldy noted “extreme” conditions in the area, having been experiencing freezing temperatures and inclement weather in recent days, but said they would not “rule anything out” in their mission to find the sands.
“With every step, the danger increases”
San Bernardino County Fire Chief Rodd Mascis said the search for missing hikers “occurs sadly often” and is like looking for a needle in a “haystack.”
“It’s really ‘at your own risk,'” he added.
“Most people are prepared for the day … but it’s very difficult after a few days with bad weather.
“You have to be careful, it’s a beautiful place but with every step the danger increases.”
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department previously urged hikers to “think twice,” saying its search and rescue teams had responded to 14 calls for help in and around Mount Baldy over the past four weeks.
Who is Julian Sands?
Sands, who was born in Yorkshire, had his breakthrough role as the free-spirited George in the period drama A Room with a View, opposite Helena Bonham Carter.
He went on to star in films such as Leaving Las Vegas, Warlock and Arachnophobia,
He’s also found success on the small screen, starring alongside Kiefer Sutherland in Smallville and 24.
Most recently, he played the Chief Medical Officer in the 2021 TV series Blessings starring Jack Lowden and Peter Capaldi.
Sands has three children, a son he shares with former London Evening Standard editor Sarah Sands, and two daughters with his wife, journalist Evgenia Citkowitz.