Latest update from Julian Sands: Statement from missing actor’s family as ‘heroic’ search continues despite weather warning

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A weather warning of high winds and gusts of up to 70mph has been issued, as the search for missing British actor Julian Sands enters its 10th day.

On Monday, Jan. 23, the National Weather Service reported high winds affecting the mountainous Santa Ana and San Bernandino region near the San Gabriel Mountains, where Sands is believed to have disappeared.

An alert warned of possible power outages, travel disruptions and a risk of falling trees: “The strongest winds will be along the south-facing slopes and foothills below Morongo Pass. , and through and under the canyons of Santa Ana Mountain,” the report said.

On Friday, ground crews were forced to halt the search for Sands due to the risk of an avalanche in the area.

“The aerial search is resuming, but we have not yet been able to resume a ground search due to icy conditions and a threat of avalanches,” said Gloria Huerta, public information officer for the sheriff’s department. of San Bernardino County.


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Julian Sands, a prolific actor with over 150 on-screen credits, disappeared while hiking.

The British star is believed to have been somewhere on California’s popular Baldy Bowl Trail, which climbs 3,900 feet in 4.5 miles to the highest peak of the San Gabriel Mountains.

Search and rescue teams are searching for Sands, with the actor’s friends including Matthew Modine, Rufus Sewell and film producer Frank Marshall expressing hope that he will be found safely.

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Sands’ family shared a statement thanking authorities for the “heroic” search effort, which is still ongoing.

“Our heartfelt thanks to the compassionate members of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department coordinating the search for our beloved Julian, including the heroic search teams listed below who brave harsh conditions on the ground and in the air to bring back Julian at home,” he read.

Peony HirwaniJanuary 24, 2023 05:30


No deadline set for end of search, authorities say

US authorities have said there is still “no deadline” to call off the search for Julian Sands.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said the incident was still classified as a search and rescue operation.

“We will schedule another ground search when the weather improves, and it will be safe for our ground crews,” a department spokesperson said.

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British film producer Cassian Elewes shared a heartfelt message

Elewes also shared a note about Sands on Twitter.

“I know since Friday that my friend Julian Sands went missing on mt baldy. I am devastated. A very close family friend who was an adventurer in everything he did. I said many prayers,” a- he writes.

Tom MurrayJanuary 24, 2023 4:01 a.m.


Reverend Richard Coles called Sands ‘dazzling’

“I knew #JulianSands kinda back in the 80s when his brother shared a mouse infested apartment with my best friend,” Coles wrote on Twitter.

“He was so dazzling and so delicious and everyone who loves him is worried.”

Tom MurrayJanuary 24, 2023 03:00


Federal agencies joined in the search for Sands

A reminder that national and state officials are now working with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office to locate Sands.

“We are working with state and federal agencies that have cell phone forensic expertise to help us pinpoint a location, but so far no new information has been developed,” the office said. from the San Bernardino County Sheriff in a statement shared Friday, January 20.

Tom MurrayJanuary 24, 2023 1:58 a.m.


Here’s a bit of a breakdown of Sands’ career and life, for those less familiar with his story.

A talented actor of unusual range, Sands appeared in more than 150 film and television projects throughout his career.

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Relaying the family’s statement, the Sheriff’s Department also issued its own update.

“As we enter Day 11 of Julian Sands’ search for Mount Baldy, we are reminded of the determination and selflessness of everyone who assisted in this search,” the authority said.

“We will continue to use the resources we have.”

Louis ChiltonJanuary 23, 2023 11:30 p.m.


More details, including the family’s full statement, here:

Louis ChiltonJanuary 23, 2023 10:30 p.m.

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