Actor Julian Sands reported missing after hiking in California
Steph Deschamps / January 20, 2023
The British actor Julian Sands, known for his roles in movies and many American series, is missing since Friday after a hike in a mountainous area of California, said the police of San Bernardino County to several U.S. media. The search had to be interrupted because of bad weather and a risk of avalanche. Drones will be deployed.
The actor had gone hiking in the area around Mount Baldy, a 3,070-meter mountain located in Southern California, east of Los Angeles. Local authorities had warned potential hikers of "adverse and dangerous conditions" due to strong winds turning the snow to ice. In recent weeks, two hikers lost their lives in the same area after falling.
California has been hit for several weeks by severe winter storms resulting in landslides, avalanches and flooding. Julian Sands lives near Hollywood and is described by the media as an avid mountain hiker. The actor is known for his roles in several American television series such as "Smallville" and "Elementary", as well as in several films ("Millennium", "Ocean's Thirteen"...).