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Actor Julian Sands has been reported missing while hiking near Mount Baldy

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Julian Sands, a British actor best known for his roles in films such as the 1985 drama “A Room with a View” and the 1989 horror entry “Warlock,” was reported missing last Friday, January 13 at 7:30 p.m. gone Sands was hiked in the Baldy Bowl hiking area about 50 miles east of Los Angeles.

According to a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department representative, ground crews responded and began searching the area shortly after Sands, 65, went missing. However, the risk of avalanches and road conditions forced the teams to pull out on Saturday evening after nearly 24 hours of searching

Authorities conducted intermittent searches by helicopters and drones. However, a search team was not deployed for more than four days. While the sheriff’s department plans to launch a ground effort if weather conditions improve, authorities are currently warning potential hikers to stay away from the area.

Baldy Bowl Hiking Area is located near Mount Baldy in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California. Nighttime temperatures in the area last week were in the mid-20s.

British film producer Cassian Elwes shared that he knew Sands had been missing for several days. “I am devastated. A very close family friend who was a daredevil in everything he did. I said a lot of prayers,” Elwes wrote in a post on Twitter.

Sands appeared in small roles in films and TV series before gaining fame for the lead role of George Emerson in James Ivory’s “A Room with a View” opposite Helena Bonham Carter. Other notable credits include the “Warlock” series, “Leaving Las Vegas,” “Arachnophobia” and “Naked Lunch.” In recent years, Sands has starred in notable arthouse titles such as “Benediction” and “The Painted Bird.”

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