After almost two weeks of intense search by air and ground, the US authorities have not obtained any sign of the actor. Julian Sandsdisappeared while mountaineering in California.
“Numerous ground and air efforts have been made,” the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, in charge of the search efforts, said in a statement Tuesday night.
“So far, Mr. Sands has not been found and there is no evidence that we have discovered his current location. operations will continue as long as weather conditions allow it.
Sands, who rose to fame as a romantic pair of Helena Bonham Carter in the movie Room with a View (1985), disappeared on January 13 on San Antonio Mountain, about 3,000 meters high and which is on the outskirts of Los Angeles.
The authorities found there on Tuesday afternoon another mountaineer missing. The 75-year-old man had injuries as a result of the weather conditions.
As rescue groups continue to search for the British actor, one of his four brothers told a local newspaper on Tuesday that he had come to terms with losing him.
“I feel like he’s gone” Nick Sands told the Craven Herald & Pioneer, newspaper from the British city of Skipton, where they spent their adolescence.
“Sibling rivalry being what it is, I would have to get out of there and prove me wrong,” he continued.
Julian Sands, 65, is an experienced mountaineer who has described himself in the past as being happiest when he is “near the top of a mountain on a gloriously cold morning.”
“When I was in Los Angeles, Mount Baldy [como se conoce popularmente a la montaña San Antonio] it was his favorite place, he went as much as he could,” said Nick Sands. “It was in the hills and mountains that Julian really came alive.”
The actor, who starred in Warlock (1989) and in the 1998 adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera, lives in Los Angeles. He has three children, two of them with his wife, the writer Evgenia Citkowitz.
The San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department reported that 233 rescue operations have been carried out on Baldy Mountain between 2017 and 2022, with eight fatalities.
“Exposure to the elements and falls contribute to the increasing mount Baldy Death Rate, and the risk of avalanches prolongs rescue efforts,” the dispatch explained.
“Many mountaineers, experienced and novice, underestimate the rugged terrain, unpredictable weather and high winds that occur in our mountainous areas,” he added, while advising hikers to “avoid dangerous areas like Mount Baldy at this time. ”.
(With information from AFP)