Rescue workers in California have found a 75-year-old hiker who was lost on the same snowy mountain where actor Julian Sands is missing.
NBC LA captured images of Jin Chung in North Hollywood being loaded into an ambulance Tuesday afternoon. He had a leg injury and some weather-related injuries, but was able to walk with assistance and was taken to a hospital, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said. His condition was not immediately known.
The sheriff’s department launched the search after Chung did not return from a hike Sunday on 10,064-foot (3,068-meter) Mount Baldy.
Chung drove to the mountain with two others and planned to meet them at the vehicle at 2 p.m., but Chung did not return, authorities said.
The sheriff’s department said rescuers continued to search for Sands on Mount Baldy over the weekend without success.
“Helicopters and drones continued to use infrared devices during the search, but all were negative for signs of Sands,” the department’s statement said.
Sands, 65, was reported missing on Jan. 13 while on a hike. Search and rescue crews began looking for him on the highest peak in the San Gabriel Mountains, about 40 miles (64 km) northeast of downtown Los Angeles.
“No evidence of his current location has been discovered. The search will continue if weather and ground conditions permit, a statement from the sheriff’s department said.
Storms have blanketed the mountain with heavy snow and ice, and searches have been hampered by the threat of avalanches and bad weather, including high winds.
The authorities describe the mountain conditions as extremely dangerous. Two hikers have died in recent weeks. One fell at least 500 feet down an icy slope.
Sands starred opposite Helena Bonham Carter in the 1985 British romance from director James Ivory, A Room With a View.
He also had major roles in 1989’s Warlock, 1990’s Arachnophobia, 1991’s Naked Lunch, 1993’s Boxing Helena and 1995’s Leaving Las Vegas.
Sands has worked consistently in the decades since with minor roles in film and television.