Actor Julian Sands missing in Southern California mountains

Julian Sands, pictured at the Venice Film Festival 2019 (left) - in A Room With a View (1985 - right)
Julian Sands, pictured at the Venice Film Festival 2019 (left) - in A Room With a View (1985 - right)   -   Copyright  Getty Images - Everett Collection
By Euronews  with AP

Actor Julian Sands, star of several Oscar-nominated films including A Room With a View, has been missing for five days in the Southern California mountains, where he was hiking.

Sands, 65, was reported missing Friday 13 January on a trail on Mt. Baldy, San Bernardino County sheriff's spokeswoman Gloria Huerta said.

Search and rescue crews looked for Sands in the area of the San Gabriel Mountains, about 40 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles, but had to suspend the ground search on Saturday because of trail conditions and avalanche risks, and have not been able to resume since.

They are searching for Sands as weather allows with helicopters and drones, and will resume the ground search when it's safe, authorities said.

A series of storms have created dangerous mountain conditions in Southern California; two hikers have recently died in the area.

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Representatives for Sands, an English-born actor who now lives in North Hollywood, did not immediately reply to emails seeking further details.

Sands starred opposite Helena Bonham Carter in the 1985 British romance from director James Ivory, A Room With a View. He also had major roles in in 1989's Warlock, 1991′s Naked Lunch, 1993′s Boxing Helena, and 1995's Leaving Las Vegas.