Hollywood and TV actor Julian Sands has gone missing in ‘extremely dangerous territory’ while hiking in California’s San Gabriel Mountains.
Search and rescue teams are searching for the British star on the Baldy Bowl Trail, which climbs 3,900 feet over 4.5 miles to the highest summit in the San Gabriel Mountains, Mount San Antonio.
65-year-old Sands, a keen hiker, has been missing for over a week. His wife, writer Evgenia Citkowitz, raised the alarm last Friday.
A phone mast ping to his iPhone on Saturday provided a possible location on one of the trails leading to the summit of the 10,000ft peak, known officially as Mount San Antonio. Then on Sunday, signals sent from phone masts to his mobile showed him heading to the Mount Baldy area.
Ground and helicopter crews searched the area but found no sign of Sands. Searches were called off due to the adverse weather conditions and the threat of avalanches on Saturday evening.
California has been slammed by a series of atmospheric rivers throughout January that have brought flooding and significant snowfall. At least 19 people have died.
Sands starred in the Oscar-nominated film A Room with a View, Arachnophobia, The Killing Fields, Leaving Las Vegas, Warlock, and TV shows 24, Smallville, and Banshee.