Julian Sands family thank efforts to find missing actor as search enters 11th day
The family of British actor Julian Sands have expressed their “heartfelt thanks” and praised the efforts of those searching for the missing actor – who has not been seen since he went hiking in southern California over a week ago.
In a statement shared by the San Bernardino county sheriff’s office, the family thanked the authorities for their efforts to find the actor, aged 65.
The search is now on its 11th day. Sands was reported missing on 13 January in the Baldy Bowl area of the San Gabriel mountains.
“Our heartfelt thanks to the compassionate members of the San Bernardino County sheriff’s department who are coordinating the search for our beloved Julian, not least the heroic search teams listed below who are braving difficult conditions on the ground and in the air to bring Julian home,” the statement said. “We are deeply touched by the outpouring of love and support.”
The statement went on to list various organisations involved in the search.
The sheriff’s department added: “As we enter day 11 of the search for Julian Sands on Mount Baldy, we are reminded of the sheer determination & selflessness of all of the people who have aided in this search. We will continue to utilise the resources available to us.”
Julian Sands missing search
The search has so far found the actor’s car and discovered that ping’s from Sand’s phone appeared to show he had been on the move heading further into the mountainous area of Baldy Bowl on the day he was reported missing.
On Monday, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s department told the PA news agency that conditions were still too dangerous for ground crews to operate and that searches would continue by helicopter only.
California has been battered in recent months with unprecedented rain, snow and flooding. The Mount Baldy bowl area has seen a deadly winter as well, with several hikers killed in the area.