New avalanche fears prevent ground search for Brit actor Julian Sands in the San Gabriel mountains
As the search for missing British actor Julian Sands continues, stars including Matthew Modine and Jon Cryer have posted messages of hope that he is found alive.
Sands, 65, was reported missing on a hiking trip in the Baldy Bowl area of the San Gabriel mountains at around 19:30 local time on January 13, as searches by local authorities continue by ‘helicopter and drones when weather permits’.
The search has been heightened of late as officials use mobile phone forensics to help pinpoint the location of the actor.
‘There has been no new update or witness information about his whereabouts since then,’ Gloria Huerta, Public Information Officer for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department told the BBC on Friday.
‘The air search is being resumed, but we have not been able to resume a ground search yet due to icy conditions and a threat of avalanches,’ said Huerta.
Cryer tweeted: ‘I am hoping against hope that this will turn out to be just another one of his adventures. I’m so sorry for his family and friends going through this.’
Modine also took to Twitter to post: ‘#JulianSands is a wonderful man, husband, father, and friend to so so many.
‘A gentle, kind soul. Keep candles burning for his safe return from the mountain he loves.’
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