Second hiker found in California area where Julian Sands is missing

Searchers have rescued an elderly hiker after he got lost on the same snowy California mountain where actor Julian Sands goes missing.

Jin Chung, 75, was loaded into an ambulance on Tuesday afternoon. He suffered a leg injury and weather-related injuries, but was able to walk with assistance. He was transported to a hospital for treatment, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

The sheriff’s department launched the search after Chung failed to return from a hike on the 10,000-foot Baldy mountain on Sunday.

Chung had driven to the mountain with two other people. The group planned to meet back at the vehicle at 2 p.m., but Chung did not show up, according to the sheriff.

CALIFORNIA RESCUE TEAM LAUNCHES SEARCH FOR 2ND HIKER IN AREA JULIAN SANDS MISSING

Jin Chung, 75, was rescued by searchers after getting lost on the same snowy mountain in California where actor Julian Sands goes missing.

Jin Chung, 75, was rescued by searchers after getting lost on the same snowy mountain in California where actor Julian Sands goes missing.
(search and rescue in West Valley)

Rescue workers continued to search the mountain for 65-year-old Sands all weekend, but they have not yet found him.

“Helicopters and drones continued to use infrared devices during the search, but all came back negative for signs of Sands,” the sheriff said in the statement.

Sands was reported missing on January 13 after going for a walk. Search and rescue teams searched for him on the highest peak of the San Gabriel Mountains, about 40 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles.

JULIAN SANDS’ SEARCH CONTINUES, ‘AIR CREW’ DEPLOYED TO FIND ACTOR MISSING IN CALIFORNIA MOUNTAINS

Rescue efforts for British actor Julian Sands are still underway as crews enter the 11th day of the search.

Rescue efforts for British actor Julian Sands are still underway as crews enter the 11th day of the search.
(Frank Origlia)

“No evidence of his current location has been found,” the sheriff’s department said of the search for Sands. “The search will continue, weather and soil permitting.”

Storms have blanketed the mountain in heavy snow and ice, thwarting searches due to the threat of avalanches and strong winds.

Authorities said mountain conditions are extremely dangerous. Two hikers have died in recent weeks, including one who fell at least 500 feet from an icy slope.

Julian Sands was reported missing on Friday, January 13.

Julian Sands was reported missing on Friday, January 13.
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Among his film roles, Sands starred in the 1985 British romance “A Room With a View”, as well as “Warlock” in 1989, “Arachnophobia” in 1990, “Naked Lunch” in 1991, “Boxing Helena” in 1993 and “Leaving Las Vegas” in 1995.

He has since worked in minor roles in film and television.

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