Searchers have rescued an elderly hiker after he got lost on the same snowy mountain in California where actor Julian Sands went missing.
Jin Chung, 75, was seen being loaded into an ambulance on Tuesday afternoon. He suffered a leg injury and weather-related injuries, but could walk with help. He was taken to the hospital for treatment, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.
The sheriff’s department launched the search after Chung failed to return from a Sunday hike up Mount Baldy over 10,000 feet.
Chung had carpooled up the mountain with two other people. The group had planned to meet at the vehicle at 2 p.m., but Chung did not show up, according to the sheriff’s department.
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Rescuers continued to search for Sands, 65, on the mountain over the weekend, but have yet to locate him.
“Helicopters and drones continued to use infrared devices during the search, but all tested negative for any signs of Sands,” the sheriff’s department said in the statement.
Sands was reported missing Jan. 13 after hiking. Search and rescue teams began searching for him on the highest peak in the San Gabriel Mountains, located about 40 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles.
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“No evidence of his current location has been uncovered,” the sheriff’s department said of Sands’ search. “The search will continue, weather and ground conditions permitting.”
The storms blanketed the mountain in heavy snow and ice, which thwarted the search due to the threat of avalanches and strong winds.
Authorities said the mountain conditions are extremely dangerous. Two hikers have died in recent weeks, including one who fell at least 500 feet on an icy slope.
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Among his film roles, Sands starred in the 1985 British romance “A Room With a View”, as well as “Warlock” in 1989, “Arachnophobia” in 1990, “Naked Lunch” in 1991, “Boxing Helena” in 1993 and “Leaving Las Vegas” in 1995.
He has since worked in smaller film and television roles.