Julian Sands’ family breaks silence as search continues

Julian Sands’ family breaks silence as search continues

Julian Sands’ family issued a statement nearly a week after the British actor was identified as one of two hikers who recently went missing in the San Gabriel Mountains.

On Monday, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department gave an update on the search for Sands, 65, known for movies like “A Room With a View” and “Warlock.”

In TwitterThe sheriff’s department wrote that the search is now in its 11th day and shared a statement from the actor’s family.

“Our most sincere thanks to the compassionate members of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department who are coordinating the search for our beloved Julian, in particular the heroic search teams listed below who are braving conditions on the ground and in the air to bring Julian home.” said the statement, which named several search and rescue teams. “We are deeply moved by the outpouring of love and support.”

On January 13, a hiker was reported missing in the Baldy Bowl area of ​​Mt. Baldy, prompting search and rescue efforts by the sheriff’s department. Days later, the hiker was identified as Sands.

In a statement released Monday, the sheriff’s department said the search for Sands continued over the weekend with helicopters and drones using “infrared devices.” However, “all tested negative for any sign of Sands.”

A spokesman told The Times on Monday that some ground crews, after being removed from the mountain due to avalanche risks and dangerous trail conditions last week, conducted a secondary search in previously searched areas. However, those teams have limited access to the summit due to weather.

The statement also said Monday’s search efforts will not include helicopters as a “high wind advisory” is currently in effect.

The family’s statement comes after several of Sands’s Hollywood peers expressed their support for the actor, an avid mountaineer who has spoken about his love of hiking.

#JulianSands He is a wonderful man, husband, father and friend to so many”, actor Matthew Modine tweeted. “A gentle and kind soul. Keep the candles burning for your safe return from the mountain you love.”

“I know since Friday that my friend Julian Sands has been missing on mt baldy” tweeted Cassian Elwes, film producer and brother of actor Cary Elwes. “I am devastated. A very close family friend who was an adventurer in everything he did. I have said many prayers.”

Sands is also known for the movies “Gothic”, “Siesta” and “Vibes”. His television credits include “24,” “The Blacklist,” “Banshee,” “Jackie Chan Adventures,” and “Gotham.”

Times Staff Writer Christi Carras contributed to this report.

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