Nick Sands, the brother of Julian Sands, has instructed a UK publication he is aware of “in my coronary heart that he has gone” as California authorities proceed to seek for the actor.
Julian Sands was first reported lacking from the Mt. Baldy space in California on January 13. Authorities introduced late Tuesday that whereas they’d discovered one other lacking hiker, there was nonetheless no hint of Sands.
“The Sheriff’s Division is closing in on the second full week of the seek for lacking hiker, Julian Sands. Quite a few floor and air search efforts have taken place,” in accordance with a press launch from the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Division. “As of this time, Mr. Sands has not been discovered and no proof of his present location has been found.”
The opposite hiker, Jin Chung, a 75-year-old resident of Los Angeles who had final been seen on Sunday, was discovered having “suffered some weather-related accidents and a leg harm however was in a position to stroll out with the help of the crew members.”
“He was transported to an area hospital for therapy,” the press launch learn. “No additional data is presently obtainable.”
Authorities stated they’re persevering with their seek for 65-year-old Sands, greatest recognized for his roles in “A Room with a View,” “The Killing Fields,” and “Arachnophobia.”
His older brother talked to the Craven Herald & Pioneer about his fears concerning his sibling’s disappearance.
“He has not but been declared lacking, presumed useless, however I do know in my coronary heart that he has gone,” Nick Sands stated. “Nonetheless sibling rivalry being what it’s, it could be identical to him to stroll out of there and show me incorrect.”
The elder Sands additionally talked about his brother’s love of mountaineering.
“When in LA, the Mt Baldy mountain vary was his favorite place, he would go there as typically as he may,” Sands stated. “Julian favored to say ‘I’ve by no means had a vacation however I do relaxation sometimes’ – effectively he’s resting now in a spot he would really approve of.”
Authorities cautioned of their assertion, “Many hikers, skilled or novice, underestimate the steep terrain, unpredictable climate, and excessive winds that current themselves in our mountain areas” and suggested “hikers keep away from hazardous mountainous areas, equivalent to Mt. Baldy, right now.”