Julian Sands: Imminent ground search for missing actor being planned before storm hits area | US News
Another ground search is being planned imminently for actor Julian Sands, who is missing in the southern Californian mountains, before the arrival of a storm.
The British actor was first reported missing in the Mount Baldy area of the San Gabriel mountains five weeks ago.
San Bernardino County Sherrif’s department said there was currently no exact date or time for the search, but ground crews would be deployed.
“A ground search for Julian Sands is being planned before the next storm hits next week,” a department spokesperson told the PA news agency.
“We don’t have an exact date/time for that search but will use ground crews.”
The spokesperson said weather and mountain conditions “continue to be an obstacle” and subsequent searches would be further delayed if Sands was not located next week.
Numerous searches have taken place by foot and by air, with both state and federal agencies using special technology to help pinpoint a more accurate location to focus their efforts.
Outcome of search ‘may not be what we would like’, say police
‘Something has gone wrong,’ says friend and hiking partner
Last week the sheriff’s department said it remained “hopeful” the actor would be found, but admitted the outcome of the searches may now “not be what we would like”.
Three weeks ago Sands’ hiking partner and friend Kevin Ryan told PA news agency it was obvious “something has gone wrong” but the actor’s advanced experience and skill would “hopefully” see him return safely.
Sands was born in Yorkshire and moved to Los Angeles in 2020.
He starred in Arachnophobia, Leaving Las Vegas and Warlock.