Julian Sands’ family has praised the “heroic” efforts of the California authorities in finding the missing British actor.
A statement shared by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office thanked various organizations as the search operation entered its 11th day.
Sand was first reported missing on January 13 in the Baldy Bowl area of the San Gabriel Mountains in southern California.
In the statement, his family said they were “deeply moved” by the support they have received.
“We sincerely thank the compassionate members of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department who are coordinating the search for our dear Julian, especially the hero search teams listed below. , who are defying difficult conditions on the ground and in the air to bring Julian home.
“We are deeply moved by the love and support.”
Local and out-of-county forces – as well as squads of sniffer dogs and caves – are participating in the search.
In a message sharing the statement, the sheriff’s department added: “As we enter day 11 of the search for Julian Sands on Mt. Baldy, we are reminded of absolute determination and selflessness. of all those who assisted in this search.
“We will continue to use the resources available to us.”
On Monday, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s department said conditions were still too dangerous for ground crews to operate and the search would be conducted by helicopter.
It was previously revealed that the ping from Sands’ phone appeared to indicate he was traveling further to the mountainous Baldy Bowl area on the day he was reported missing.
Sands was born in Yorkshire and moved to Los Angeles in 2020.
His breakout role was the free-spirited George in the historical drama A Room With A View, in which he co-starred with Helena Bonham Carter.
He then moved into the horror genre – appearing in films like Leaving Las Vegas, Warlock and Arachnophobia.
More recently, he played the medical director in Jack Lowden and Peter Capaldi’s 2021 television series Benediction.