Searchers are searching for a second hiker in the area where Julian Sands went missing


SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Rescuers in California are searching for a second hiker on the same snowy mountain where actor Julian Sands went missing.

The San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that its search and rescue team received a request Sunday to search for a 75-year-old Los Angeles man on the 10,064-foot (3,068-meter) Mount Baldy.

Jin Chung, of North Hollywood, was last seen at 6 a.m. Sunday, the sheriff’s department said.

Chung went up the mountain with two other men and planned to meet them at the car at 2 p.m., but Chung never returned, authorities said. After Chong disappeared, ground crews searched in vain.

The Sheriff’s Department said rescuers continued to search for Sand on Honey Mountain over the weekend without success.

“Helicopters and drones continued to use infrared devices during the search, but all returned negative results for signs of sand,” the department said in a statement.

Sands, 65, went missing on January 13 while hiking. Search and rescue teams began searching for him in the highest peak of the San Gabriel Mountains, about 40 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles.

The storm blanketed the mountain with heavy snow and ice, the threat of avalanches and bad weather, including strong winds, hampered the search.

Authorities describe the situation in the mountains as extremely dangerous. Two hikers have died in recent weeks. One plunged at least 500 feet (152 meters) down an icy slope.

Sands starred opposite Helena Bonham Carter in James Ivory’s 1985 British romance A Room with a View.

He also starred in 1989’s Warlock, 1990’s Arachnophobia, 1991’s Naked Dinner, 1993’s Boxing Helena, and 1995’s Leaving Las Vegas.

Sands continued to work steadily in small film and television roles over the following decades.

ABC News

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