Julian Sands: Who is the British Hollywood actor missing in California?
Julian Sands’ family have issued a statement thanking California authorities for their “heroic” efforts in the search for the missing British actor.
“Our heartfelt thanks to the compassionate members of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department who are coordinating the search for our beloved Julian, not least the heroic search teams listed below who are braving difficult conditions on the ground and in the air to bring Julian home ,” the statement read.
The search for Warlock star has entered its 11th day amid a warning of strong winds and gusts of up to 62 to 67 mph.
On Monday, January 23, the National Weather Service reported strong winds affecting the Santa Ana Mountain region and San Bernandino, close to the San Gabriel Mountains, where Sands is believed to have disappeared.
A warning warned of possible power outages, travel disruptions and a risk of downed trees: “The strongest winds will be along the south-facing slopes and foothills, below Morongo Pass and through and below the Santa Ana Mountain canyons,” the report said.
Last week, ground crews were forced to call off the search for Sands due to the avalanche risk in the area.
Sands’ family has shared a statement thanking authorities for the “heroic” search effort, which is still ongoing.
“Our heartfelt thanks to the compassionate members of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department who are coordinating the search for our beloved Julian, not least the heroic search teams listed below who are braving difficult conditions on the ground and in the air to bring Julian home , ” it sounded.
Peony Hirwani24 January 2023 05:30
Frank Marshall sends wishes to the family of Julian Sands
“Hope and thoughts go out to the family of my dear friend and wonderful actor, Julian Sands, who is missing on Mt Baldy. Let’s all pray for a miracle,” Frank Marshall wrote on Twitter.
Peony Hirwani24 January 2023 09:29
Peony Hirwani24 January 2023 08:49
Actor Matthew Modine is praying for the safe return of Julian Sands
“Julian Sands is a wonderful man, husband, father and friend to so many. A gentle, kind soul. Keep candles burning for his safe return from the mountain he loves,” Matthew Modine wrote on Twitter.
Peony Hirwani24 January 2023 08:29
Mount Baldy conditions ‘extremely dangerous’ since Sands disappeared
Conditions on Mount Baldy, where rescuers are searching for Julian Sands, are “adverse and extremely dangerous” and not conducive even to very experienced hikers, police warned this week.
“Due to the high winds, the snow has turned to ice, making hiking extremely dangerous,” the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said Friday.
“Sheriff’s search and rescue efforts are often hampered by inclement weather along with dangerous avalanche conditions. The recent storms that brought the snow and ice conditions are not favorable for hikers, even those who feel they have a high level of experience.”
Peony Hirwani24 January 2023 07:49
Sheriff’s Department update on the search
“As we enter day 11 of the search for Julian Sands on Mt Baldy, we are reminded of the sheer determination and selflessness of all the people who have assisted in this search,” the authority said.
“We will continue to use the resources available to us.”
Peony Hirwani24 January 2023 06:59
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Peony Hirwani24 January 2023 06:19
No fixed deadline for the end of the search, say the authorities
US authorities have said there is still “no hard deadline” to call off the search for Julian Sands.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said the incident was still being classified as a search and rescue operation.
“We will plan another ground search when the weather improves and it is safe for our ground crews,” a department spokesman said.
Peony Hirwani24 January 2023 04:45
British film producer Cassian Elewes shared a heartfelt message
Elewes also shared a note about Sands on Twitter.
“I have known since Friday that my friend Julian Sands has been missing on mt baldy. I am devastated. A very close family friend who was an adventurer in everything he did. I have said many prayers,” he wrote.
Tom MurrayJanuary 24, 2023 4:01 am
Pastor Richard Coles called Sands ‘dazzling’
“I knew #JulianSands way back in the 80s when his brother shared a mouse infested flat with my best friend,” Coles wrote on Twitter.
“He was so dazzling and so lovely, and all who love him are beside themselves with worry.”
Tom Murray24 January 2023 at 03.00