The search for missing hiker and actor Julian Sands, known for his roles in ‘The Killing Fields,’ ‘A Room With A View,’ and ‘Warlock,’ was halted temporarily due to dangerous conditions in the area.
Julian Sands, a British actor known for his roles in “The Killing Fields,” “A Room With A View,” and “Warlock,” has gone missing while hiking near Mt. Baldy in the San Gabriel Mountains in California.
The 65-year-old actor was reported missing on Friday evening in the Baldy Bowl area, according to a representative for the San Bernardino Country Sheriff’s Department.
Ground crews searching for Sands were forced to call off their efforts on Saturday evening due to the risk of avalanches and adverse weather conditions in the area.
“We did continue our search efforts using helicopters and drones when weather conditions allowed,” the representative said. “We will plan another ground search when the weather improves and it becomes safe for our ground crew to resume their efforts.”
representative added, “We advise other hikers not to venture into that area as even experienced hikers are facing difficulties.”
He also mentioned that the Forest Service is responsible for the area, but the San Bernardino office is collaborating with them in the search.
A representative for Julian Sands has not yet responded to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.
Julian Sands, born in West Yorkshire, England and currently residing in North Hollywood, California, as per authorities, is an accomplished actor known for his appearances in numerous films and TV shows such as “Ocean’s 13,” “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” “Arachnophobia,” “Boxing Helena,” “Medallion,” and “Leaving Las Vegas.”
Julian Sands has also had several notable roles on television shows such as “Smallville,” “Dexter,” “Gotham,” “Banshee,” and “What/If.”
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Authorities have warned that conditions in the Mt. Baldy area have become extremely dangerous due to a series of recent winter storms.
The San Bernadino Sheriff’s office stated that they have conducted 14 search and rescue operations in the past month and two hikers were fatally injured in falls, as reported by KTLA.