The search will continue as “weather and ground conditions permit,” the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
After two weeks of intense research, the American authorities have still not found the trace of the British actor Julian Sands, reported missing in California, where he was mountaineering.
“Extensive searches, on land and in the air, have been conducted,” the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office, which is in charge of search operations, said in a statement.
But, “for the moment, Julian Sands has not been found and no trace indicating his current whereabouts has been discovered”.
Difficult weather conditions
The 65-year-old comedian, made famous by films like Room with a view and Warlockhas been missing on Mount Baldy since January 13.
This mountain, also called Mount San Antonio, culminates at 3068 meters above sea level and is the highest peak of the San Gabriel range, near Los Angeles. The area, popular with outdoor enthusiasts, has been made dangerous by recent serial storms that hit California and brought with them lots of snow.
Authorities found another missing mountaineer on Tuesday, a 75-year-old man injured due to weather conditions.
San Bernardino County reported harsh weather conditions two weeks ago and alerted a week ago to the danger of hiking on Mount Baldy during this period due to high winds and ice.