Ano hikers are missing on California’s Mount Baldy as the search continues for British actor Julian Sands, who has not been seen or heard from since January 13.
Jin Chung, 75, was last seen around 6 a.m. Sunday, according to the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department. Authorities were called after deputies said Chung failed to meet up with two hikers he had shared the car with for a 2 p.m. appointment.
ACTOR JULIAN SANDS DISAPPEARED ON TRIP IN CALIFORNIA IN DANGEROUS WEATHER CONDITIONS
The sheriff’s department said ground crews searched for Chung Sunday night and should continue Monday, but a high wind warning prohibited crews from using helicopters.
The search for Sands continued over the weekend with helicopters and drones using infrared devices, according to deputies. Still, no trace of Sands has been found.
Julian Sands arrives at the 2020 Chanel Pre-Oscar Dinner at The Beverly Hills Hotel on Saturday, February 8, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California.
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California’s recent storms, which Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) has said are among the worst natural disasters the state has ever faced, have made rescue efforts especially difficult.
The 65-year-old actor is best known for his roles in films such as A Room with a View, Warlock and Leaving Las Vegas.
Mount Baldy is located northeast of Los Angeles. San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies said two hikers were injured and later died in falls on or near the 10,068-foot peak in the past six weeks. There have been 14 rescues in the area in that time period alone, according to a public service advisory.