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Julian Sands: Who is the Hollywood British actor missing in California?

Ground crews are still unable to continue their search efforts for missing actor Julian Sands, due to the risk of avalanches in the area.

Mr Sands, 65, was reported missing during a hiking trip in the Baldy Bowl area of the San Gabriel mountains on Friday, as searches by local authorities continue by “helicopter and drones when weather permits”.

“The air search is being resumed, but we have not been able to resume a ground search yet due to icy conditions and a threat of avalanches,” Gloria Huerta, Public Information Officer for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s told the BBC on Friday.

She said there was still “no time set” for when they would begin again.

In other news, the phone belonging to Mr Sands appears to show he was on the move heading into a mountainous area in southern California on the day he was reported missing.

The search has been ramped up of late as officials use mobile phone forensics to help pinpoint the location of the actor.

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Avalanche risk as air search resumed for missing actor

Ground crews are still unable to continue their search efforts for missing actor Julian Sands, due to the risk of avalanches in the area.

“The air search is being resumed, but we have not been able to resume a ground search yet due to icy conditions and a threat of avalanches,” Gloria Huerta, Public Information Officer for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s told the BBC on Friday.

She said there was still “no time set” for when they would begin again.

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Watch: ‘No hard deadline’ for calling off the search for Julian Sands, authorities say

‘No hard deadline’ for calling off the search for Julian Sands, authorities say

Emily Atkinson21 January 2023 11:30

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Julian Sands: A timeline of missing actor’s disappearance

The British star is believed to have been somewhere on the popular Baldy Bowl Trail in California, which climbs 3,900 feet over 4.5 miles to the highest summit in the San Gabriel Mountains.

Jacob Stolworthy has the details:

Emily Atkinson21 January 2023 10:30

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Julian Sands: Who is the British Hollywood actor missing in California?

Julian Sands: Who is the Hollywood British actor missing in California?

Emily Atkinson21 January 2023 09:30

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Police track phone data during search for missing actor Julian Sands in California mountains

Both national and state officials are now working with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s office, one week on after the actor was first reported missing in the southern Californian mountains.

Emily Atkinson21 January 2023 09:00

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Actor was ‘on move’ day he was reported missing, police reveal

The phone belonging to missing actor Julian Sands appears to show he was on the move heading into a mountainous area in southern California on the day he was reported missing.

The search has been ramped up of late as officials use mobile phone forensics to help pinpoint the location of the actor.

Sands, 65, was reported missing during a hiking trip in the Baldy Bowl area of the San Gabriel mountains on Friday, as searches by local authorities continue by “helicopter and drones when weather permits”.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s previously said that phone pings showed the British actor to be heading to the Mount Baldy area two days after he was first reported missing.

Emily Atkinson21 January 2023 08:30

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The climate crisis may be a factor in Sands’ disappearance.

Extreme winter weather is becoming more common in the Golden State, Josh Marcus reports.

Emily Atkinson21 January 2023 07:50

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Mount Baldy is considered one of the most dangerous peaks in the US to climb

In recent years, several experienced hikers have died due to Mount Baldy’s icy terrain. It’s considered one of the most dangerous peaks to climb in the US.

Tom Murray21 January 2023 07:20

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Sands described as ‘a Byronesque romantic and an adventurer’ by friend

In a statement shared exclusively with The Independent, a friend of Sands described him as “a Byronesque romantic and an adventurer who is drawn to the extremes of nature”.

“Julian is wild and never contained by rules or boundaries,” they said.

“He is deeply inspired by the Romantic poets and his performances of their work are spellbinding and come from a passionate love of literature.

“He is a friend bound by Homeric qualities of loyalty and living life to the full.

“He takes no prisoners and yet is as gentle and generous and sensitive as the poets he so admired.”

Tom Murray21 January 2023 05:27