British actor Julian Sands has been identified as the missing hiker in southern California.

Julian Sands, a British actor, has gone missing after trekking in the mountains to the north of Los Angeles.

He vanished last Friday after inclement weather in the San Gabriel Mountains in the Baldy Bowl area.

Due to avalanche hazards, ground rescue teams stopped searching over the weekend, according to police, although drone and helicopter searches were still being conducted.

The 65-year-old Mr. Sands is well recognized for his parts in hit movies and TV shows like A Room With A View, 24 and Smallville.

After his absence was confirmed, his pals voiced their worries.

Samuel West, a British actor, posted this on Twitter: “Let Julian Sands be okay, please. a supporter and an example. terrible news”

Cassian Elwes, a film producer, revealed that she was “devastated” and that she had “said many prayers” in the meantime.

President Joe Biden declared a disaster following weeks of catastrophic storms that tore through California.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office stated that they would resume the search once the environment was safe for rescue personnel.

It claimed that over the previous four weeks, it had responded to 14 calls on Mount San Antonio, also known as Mount Baldy to the locals. Hikers were advised to “keep clear” from that region.

Even seasoned hikers are having problems because it is so dangerous, according to the department. Another American hiker who vanished in the same mountains is also being sought after.

A mother of four who was an experienced hiker, according to acquaintances, died last week after falling more than 500 feet down Mount Baldy.

On January 13, about 19:30 local time, Mr. Sands was reported missing.

The search was complicated by strong weather forecasts and the state of the trails, but the department’s search and rescue teams responded and started looking.

The statement added, “However, we continue to search by aircraft and drones when the weather permits.

Mr. Sands has previously discussed his passion for trekking and mountain climbing.

In a 2020 interview with The Guardian, when asked what gave him joy, he responded, “Close to a mountain crest on a gorgeous cold morning.”

Mr. Sands, a Yorkshire native who has starred in dozens of movies and TV shows, first gained international recognition for his leading performance in the 1985 British romantic comedy A Room With A View.

The father of three most recently made an appearance in the Peter Capaldi-led drama Benediction.

Together with his wife, the author Evgenia Citkowitz, Mr. Sands resides in the Los Angeles neighborhood of North Hollywood. They have two youngsters.

He previously wed Sarah Sands, a former editor of the Today show on BBC Radio 4, and the couple had a son.

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