Search-and-rescue teams are searching for British actor Julian Sands, one of two hikers who went missing in the San Gabriel Mountains last weekend. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has been searching for Sands in the Mt. Baldy area since he was reported missing on Jan. 13. The 65-year-old Sands, a resident of North Hollywood, gained international notoriety in the 1985 film “A Room With a View.” He has also appeared in “Naked Lunch,” “Warlock,” “24” and “Smallville.” Sands, the father of three, was born in the United Kingdom. The search for Sands has at times utilized helicopters, drones and ground crews. However, Mara Rodriguez, Public Information Officer for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, told the Courier on Jan. 19 that the terrain is presently “too treacherous and icy” to send in ground crews.
According to a report by the BBC, Sands has spoken of his love of hiking and mountain climbing. “When asked in 2020 what made him happy, he replied: ‘Close to a mountain summit on a glorious cold morning,’ said the report.
This is a developing story.