British actor Julian Sands, recognized for his work in exhibits like “24” and films like “A Room with a View” and “Arachnophobia,” has been recognized as a hiker lacking within the Mt. Baldy, California space since final Friday, in keeping with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Division.
Sands was reported lacking at 7:30pm on January 13, Gloria Huerta, a spokesperson with the division, advised CNN on Wednesday.
CNN has reached out to representatives for Sands for remark.
On Thursday, Mara Rodriguez, a spokesperson for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s workplace, advised CNN the seek for Sands was ongoing, but it surely’s nonetheless unsafe to go looking by foot.
“There’s no floor search at the moment, the circumstances are simply too harmful for us to insert any of our search and rescue personnel into the mountain,” Rodriguez mentioned.
The Sheriff’s Workplace searched by air Thursday morning with helicopters and drones, however up to now, the search has been unsuccessful.
Officers don’t know when they are going to be capable of search by foot and say it’ll all rely on the circumstances on the mountain.
They’re additionally unsure if they are going to be capable of discover Sands alive.
“Nothing is off the desk. However clearly the circumstances there are very excessive,” Rodriguez mentioned. “We simply don’t know what the turnout goes to be.”
Cellular phone pings from January 15 lead officers to imagine Sands went lacking close to Mt. Baldy.
“Further telephone pings from the cell supplier have been tried however have been unsuccessful, because of the lack of cell service and most definitely cellphone energy failure,” a press release launched Thursday by the San Bernadino County Sheriff’s Division mentioned.
Mt. Baldy is positioned within the San Gabriel Mountains in San Bernardino County.
On Wednesday, Huerta mentioned search and rescue crews have been on the mountain in search of Sands, however because of the extreme climate and an avalanche risk, rescuers needed to droop their search efforts. Officers continued the search utilizing drones, however have been restricted with different assets because of the climate on Mt. Baldy, Huerta added.
San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Division has lately warned hikers about visiting Mt. Baldy, the place excessive winds and ice proceed to make circumstances harmful.
In a publish on Fb, the company mentioned that during the last 4 weeks, search and rescue groups have responded 14 rescue missions on Mt. Baldy and within the surrounding space.
“These rescue missions have been for misplaced, stranded and/or injured hikers. Sadly, throughout these previous 4 weeks, two hikers didn’t survive after falling and injuring themselves,” the publish mentioned. “The current storms that introduced the snow and ice circumstances aren’t favorable for hikers, even those who really feel they’ve a excessive degree of expertise.”
Sands’s different credit embody movies like “The Killing Fields” and “Leaving Las Vegas” and TV exhibits like “Smallville.”
One in all his most up-to-date credit included a recurring function in Netflix’s tv collection “What/If.”