Actor Julian Sands goes missing near Mount Baldy

Search-and-rescue teams are searching Thursday for British actor Julian Sands, one of two hikers who went missing in the San Gabriel Mountains over the weekend.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department told the Los Angeles Times teams have been searching for Sands in the Mt. Baldy area since Friday.

Authorities are also searching for Bob Gregory from Hawthorne, who was reported missing by family members on Monday, according to ABC 7 reports. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s San Dimas station said the search for Gregory is in the Crystal Lake area of the San Gabriel Mountains.

The 65-year-old Sands, a resident of North Hollywood, has appeared in “A Room With a View,” “Naked Lunch,” “Warlock” and “Snakehead. He was born in the United Kingdom.

The search for Sands was interrupted Saturday night when avalanche risks and dangerous trail conditions developed. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department pulled ground crews searching for Sands off the mountain.

The search continued with helicopters and drones, and ground crews will resume when weather conditions improve, according to the Times.

A spokesperson for the sheriff’s department urged others to avoid the Mt. Baldy area, saying it is “much too dangerous, even for the skilled hiker.”

Sands is an experienced hiker, and climbed the Andes Mountains and the Swiss Alps in the past.

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13 days ago

Let us not forget about his role in “Leaving Los Vegas.”

14 days ago

Sorry to hear about the missing hiker on Mt. Baldy, Mr. Julian Sands.I am sure everyone is hoping he will be found safe,but the chances of him being found alive is dimming everyday.

The mountains have been hit with a lot of snow and colder than usual weather.The weather patterns the last few weeks have been strong.Per the sheriff department,it would be advisable to stay off Mt. Baldy until things get more stable.

Joan Henehan
Joan Henehan
19 days ago

Jenny and I are holding prayerful intentions for a miraculous safe conclusion to the disturbing disappearance of Julian Sands and that the other hiker still missing in the Mt. Baldy area. Mr. Sands has been a generous patron of St. Thomas the Apostle Anglo-Catholic (Episcopalian) Church. We value him greatly and we hold his wife and children in our thoughts.

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