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Authorities have discovered a hiker who went lacking on Mount Baldy in California. Their seek for Julian Sands continues almost two weeks after he launched into a hike on the identical mountain.
On Tuesday, the San Bernardino County Sheriff introduced in a launch that Jim Chung, 75, has been positioned alive.
The Los Angeles man “suffered some weather-related accidents and a leg harm however was in a position to stroll out with the help of the crew members,” the sheriff’s division mentioned.
He was taken to a hospital. The sheriff’s division didn’t share particulars on his situation.
The San Bernardino Sheriff’s Division additionally famous that authorities are nonetheless utilizing “floor and air search efforts” to seek out Sands, 65.
“As of this time, Mr. Sands has not been discovered and no proof of his present location has been found. The search will proceed, climate and floor situations allowing,” the sheriff’s division mentioned.
The actor’s brother Nick Sands has spoken out and mentioned he believes Julian, whom he affectionately calls “Jules,” is “gone.”
“He has not but been declared lacking, presumed lifeless, however I know in my heart that he has gone,” Nick advised the Craven Herald & Pioneer.
“Nevertheless sibling rivalry being what it’s, it might be identical to him to stroll out of there and show me fallacious,” he added.
Nick has not seen Julian since October. The 2, together with their different three brothers — Quentin, Robin and Jeremy — have been purported to reunite on Monday, Jan. 30, for a particular brothers’ gathering.
“On Monday, he had deliberate to affix his brothers for our Monday Membership for a beer in Skipton; he might be missed, and I assume we’ll elevate a glass to him,” Nick mentioned.
Mount Baldy, a well-liked climbing spot, is an hour’s drive from downtown Los Angeles however has typically confirmed lethal.
Nick shared with the outlet that the mountain served as one in all Julian’s favorites.
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“When in LA, the Mt. Baldy mountain vary was his favourite place, he would go there as typically as he might, Julian preferred to say ‘I’ve by no means had a vacation however I do relaxation often,'” Nick mentioned. “Properly he is resting now in a spot he would really approve of.”
Talking about Julian’s love of climbing, Nick continued, “It was the hills and mountains the place Julian actually revived, climbing within the Yorkshire Dales main on to him climbing iconic mountains just like the Matterhorn and the Eiger, technically difficult however excessive reward.”
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Julian’s spouse, Eugenia Citkowitz — whom he married in 1990 — reported him missing on Friday, Jan. 13.
In its launch, the sheriff’s division mentioned that skilled and inexperienced hikers alike can “underestimate” the ability of the extreme climate and excessive winds they’re confronted with on Mount Baldy. The identical climate can even make it dangerous for volunteer rescuers and authorities who’re looking for lacking and injured hikers.
The sheriff’s division urged hikers to “keep away from hazardous mountainous areas, akin to Mt. Baldy, at the moment.”