Rescuers find lost hiker on California mountain where Julian Sands is missing


Rescue workers in California have found a 75-year-old hiker who was lost on the same snowy mountain where actor Julian Sands is missing.

NBC LA captured footage of Jin Chung, of North Hollywood, being loaded into an ambulance Tuesday afternoon. He had a leg injury and some weather-related injuries, but was able to walk with assistance and was taken to a hospital, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said. His condition was not immediately known.

The sheriff’s department launched the search after Chung failed to return from a hike on 3,068-foot Mount Baldy on Sunday.

Chung carpooled to the mountain with two others and made plans to meet them at the vehicle at 2 p.m., but Chung did not return, authorities said.

The sheriff’s department said rescuers continued to unsuccessfully search for Sands on Mount Baldy over the weekend.

“Helicopters and drones continued to use infrared devices during the search, but all were negative for signs of Sands,” the department’s statement said.

Sands, 65, was reported missing on January 13 while out 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.

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

Julian Sands in 2019. Photo: Alberto Pizzoli/TUSEN/Getty Images

Storms have blanketed the mountain in heavy snow and ice, and searches have been thwarted by the threat of avalanches and bad weather, including strong winds.

Authorities describe mountain conditions as extremely dangerous. Two walkers have died in recent weeks. One fell at least 500 feet from an icy slope.

Sands starred opposite Helena Bonham Carter in director James Ivory’s 1985 British romance, A Room With a View.

He also had major roles in Warlock (1989), Arachnophobia (1990), Naked Lunch (1991), Boxing Helena (1993) and Leaving Las Vegas (1995).

Sands has consistently worked with minor roles in film and television over the past several decades.


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