Julian Sands’ brother, Nick Sands, told the British publication that he “knows in his heart that he is gone” as authorities in California continue to search for the actor.
Julian Sands first went missing from Mt. Baldy County, California on January 13th. Authorities announced late Tuesday that while another missing hiker had been found, there was still no sign of Sands.
“The Sheriff’s Department is closing in on the second full week of searching for missing hiker Julian Sands. Multiple ground and air searches were conducted,” the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner’s Department said in a press release. “As of now, Mr. Sands has not been located and no evidence of his current whereabouts has been found.”
The other rider, 75-year-old Los Angeles resident Jin Chung, who was last seen on Sunday, was said to have “suffered some weather-related injuries and a leg injury, but was able to walk off the street with assistance. crew members.”
“He was taken to a local hospital for treatment,” the press release said. “No further information available at this time.”
Authorities said they are continuing to search for Sands, 65, who is best known for his roles in “Room with a View,” “The Killing Fields” and “Arachnophobia.”
His older brother spoke to the Craven Herald & Pioneer about his fears over his sibling’s disappearance.
“She hasn’t been reported missing yet, she’s presumed dead, but I know in my heart she’s gone,” Nick Sands said. “No matter what the sibling rivalry is, it’s going to be like him going out there and proving me wrong.”
The elder Sands also spoke about his brother’s love of hiking.
“When he was in Los Angeles, Baldy Mountain was his favorite place, he went there as often as he could,” Sands says. “Giuliani liked to say, ‘I’ve never had a holiday, but I do sometimes.'” It’s good that he’s now resting in a place he’ll really approve of.
The authorities warned in their statement. “Many hikers, experienced or novice, underestimate the steep terrain, unpredictable weather and strong winds that occur in our mountain regions,” and advised “hikers to avoid dangerous mountain areas such as Mount Baldy. time.”