The search for missing British actor Julian Sands in California has been hampered by bad weather, local authorities said.
The search for Sands has been ongoing for two weeks since he went missing Jan. 13 in the Baldy Bowl area of Southern California’s San Gabriel Mountains.
However, the highland search was delayed due to unfavorable conditions, and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department added that so far ground and air searches have yielded no evidence of Sands’ location.
However, Another missing hiker found alive In the same area where Sands went missing.
In a statement, the sheriff’s department said: “An extensive ground and air search effort has been conducted. As of this time, Mr. Sands has not been located and no evidence of his current location has been found.
“The search will continue if weather and ground conditions permit.”
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“Regardless of the precautions hikers take, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department strongly advises hikers to avoid dangerous mountainous areas such as Mount Baldi at this time,” the statement added.
The aerial search continues, with authorities using technology to detect reflective material on credit cards and cellphones, called Recco equipment, to focus their efforts.
Earlier this week, the star’s family thanks policesaid: “Our heartfelt thanks go out to the compassionate members of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department who are coordinating the search for our beloved Julian, and especially the heroic search party… Hard conditions, bring Julian home.”
Sands was born in Yorkshire and moved to Los Angeles in 2020.
His breakthrough role was as the free-spirited George on the period drama A Room with a View, opposite Helena Bonham Carter.
He later turned to horror – appearing in films such as Leaving Vegas, Warlock and Arachnophobia.
Most recently, he played the Chief Medical Officer in the 2021 TV series Blessings starring Jack Lowden and Peter Capaldi.