British Actor Julian Sands Identified as Missing Hiker in Mount Baldy, California

Julian Sands
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The veteran screen star want missing on Jan. 13, according to authorities.

Julian Sands -- a British actor best known for his roles in A Room With a View and Leaving Las Vegas -- is one of the two missing hikers rescue workers are currently searching for in the mountains of Southern California.

Sands was identified on Wednesday as the hiker who went missing in the Mount Baldy area last Friday.

Mara Rodriguez, PIO for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, tells ET, "On Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, at about 7:30 p.m. PT, a hiker, identified as 65-year-old Julian Sands of North Hollywood, was reported missing in the Baldy Bowl area of Mt. Baldy.  Search and Rescue crews responded and began a search. Due to trail conditions and the risk of avalanche, the ground crews were pulled off the mountain on Saturday evening. However, we continue to search by helicopter and drones when weather permits. We will schedule another ground search when the weather improves, and it is safe for our ground crews. It is our recommendation that people stay away from that area.  It is extremely dangerous and even experienced hikers are getting in trouble. Forest Service is responsible for that area and we are working with them on that issue."

Sands, 65, was born and raised in England, and currently resides in the North Hollywood area of Los Angeles.

Sands was first reported missing after failing to return from a hike along the Baldy Bowl Trail, which is a popular hiking destination for those visiting the mountain, The Wrap reports.

San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office tweeted a warning to hikers on Thursday, alongside a sign detailing the dangers of hiking during inclement weather.

"Winter Weather on Mt Baldy Makes for Dangerous Conditions; Hikers Urged to Think Twice and Heed Warnings," the tweet read.

Search and rescue efforts are also underway to locate Bob Gregory of Hawthorn, California, who was reported missing by his family on Monday, ABC News reports.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's San Dimas station told the outlet that rescue teams are searching for him in the Crystal Lake area in the San Gabriel Mountains.