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British actor Julian Sands identified as missing hiker

British actor Julian Sands, known for his roles in TV shows such as “24” and movies like “A Room with a View” and “Arachnophobia,” has been identified as a hiker gone missing from the Mt. Baldy, California area since the weekend, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

Sands disappeared around 7:15 pm on the 13th of January. Gloria Huerta, a spokesperson for the department.

Mt. Baldy can be found in San Gabriel Mountains in San Bernardino County.

Search and rescue personnel had been on the mountains searching for Sands however, due to the stormy weather and the threat of an avalanche rescuers were forced to stop searches, Huerta said.

Officials continue to employ drones to look for Sands however, they are constrained in other sources because of the weather conditions on Mt. Baldy Huerta said.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has recently advised hikers against visiting Mt. Baldy. The area is prone to high winds and ice are continuing to make the conditions hazardous.

In an update on Facebook the agency stated that in the past four weeks Search and rescue teams have completed to 14 rescue operations on Mt. Baldy and the vicinity.

“These rescue missions were for lost, stranded or injured hikers. Unfortunately, in the last four weeks two hikers didn’t recover from injuries sustained when they fell and injured their own bodies,” the post said. “The recent storms that brought the snow and ice conditions are not favorable for hikers, even those that feel they have a high level of experience.”

Other credits for Sands include films such as “The Killing Fields” and “Leaving Las Vegas” and television shows such as “Smallville.”

One of his latest credits was a regular role in the television series “What/If.”



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