Searchers seek 2nd hiker in area where Julian Sands missing

Streaming HUBJanuary 24, 2023

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Rescue workers in California have begun a search for another hiker on the same mountain where actor Julian Sands is missing.

The San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that its search and rescue team received a request on Sunday to search for a 75-year-old Los Angeles man on Mount Baldi.

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

Authorities said Chung went to the mountain with two other men and planned to meet them at the vehicle at 2 p.m., but Chung did not return. Ground crews unsuccessfully searched after Chung was reported missing.

The sheriff’s department said rescuers were unsuccessful in searching sand on Baldy Mountain over the weekend.

“Helicopters and drones continued to use infrared instruments during the search, but all were negative for any sign of sand,” the department statement said.

Sands, 65, was reported missing on January 13 while hiking. Search and rescue teams began searching for him in the area of ​​the San Gabriel Mountains, about 40 miles (64 km) northeast of Los Angeles.

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

He also had major roles in 1989’s “Warlock,” 1990’s “Arachnophobia,” 1991’s “Naked Lunch,” 1993’s “Boxing Helena,” and 1995’s “Leaving Las Vegas.”

Sands has worked steadily in the decades since with minor roles in film and television.

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