Julian Sands, best known for his starring roles in “A Room with a View” and “Warlock,” is missing as the search for the English actor stretches to 11 days. On Tuesday, authorities provided an update on efforts to locate Sands, who had been hiking in the Baldy Bowl hiking area, about 50 miles east of Los Angeles. Sands was reported missing on the evening of January 13.
“The Sheriff’s Department is closing in on its second full week of searching for missing hiker, Julian Sand. Many ground and air search efforts have been conducted. As of this time, Mr. Sands has not been located and there is no evidence of his current location,” the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. “The search will continue, weather and ground conditions permitting.”
Authorities also shared that they successfully located another missing hiker on Tuesday afternoon. The missing man suffered “weather related injuries” but was able to leave the area with the help of officers. He has since been shifted to hospital for treatment. The department has issued additional precautions to avoid hiking in the area around Mount Baldy due to harsh environmental conditions.
Sands’ brother, Nick Sands, expressed fears that Julian would remain missing. In an article published on Tuesday in the Telegraph and Argus, Nick Sands spoke of his brother’s affection for the Mount Baldy region and doubts he could have lived in the area for so long.
“She hasn’t been declared missing yet, presumed dead, but I know in my heart she’s gone,” Nick Sands said. “But regardless of the sibling rivalry, it would be like him to get out there and prove me wrong… He has an army of friends, fans and admirers who have been fantastic in their support and Jules will be sorely missed.”