The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said that the search for British actor Julian Sands began on Saturday, months after he went missing in the Southern California mountains. The sheriff’s office said that more than 80 search and rescue volunteers, officers, and staff looked for Sands, but he was not found.
Authorities said that search teams, including two planes and a drone, looked for the actor in remote parts of Mount Baldy. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department says that drones were used to check places that people couldn’t get to.
Sands, 65, was reported missing by his family on January 13 in the Mount Baldy Bowl area of the San Gabriel Mountains outside of Los Angeles. The actor went missing when it was snowy, windy, and icy on Mount Baldy. The sheriff’s department said in January that the conditions were “adverse and extremely dangerous.”
In a warning about the continued search, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said, “Despite the recent warmer weather, parts of the mountain remain inaccessible due to extreme alpine conditions.” The sheriff’s office says that over 10 feet of ice and snow cover the steep slopes and ravines in many parts of the area.
Since January, the sheriff’s office has done eight searches on the ground and in the air for Sands, with volunteers putting in more than 500 hours.
The star Sands is still missing, and the sheriff’s office said the search for him will continue in a limited way.
At the same time that Sands was reported missing, so was Bob Gregory of Hawthorne, California. The San Gabriel River is where Gregory’s body was found.
Sands was born in England and had lived in the North Hollywood area since the 1980s. He had been in a lot of movies and TV shows since then.
One of his best roles was as George Emerson in “A Room with a View,” a 1985 thriller that won an Academy Award and starred Helena Bonham Carter as Lucy. Sands also played the main character in “Warlock,” “Leaving Las Vegas,” and a 1998 version of “The Phantom of the Opera.”