A person who disappeared on the identical mountain as actor Julian Sands has been discovered, whereas the star stays lacking.
Jin Chung, 75, of Los Angeles, was located on Mount Baldy Tuesday afternoon, greater than 48 hours after he was final seen by buddies, based on a press launch from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Division.
Chung sustained “a leg harm” and varied “weather-related accidents” whereas lacking, however managed to stroll out with some assist from the crew, per the discharge.
Afterward, police mentioned the sufferer was then taken to a close-by hospital for remedy.
The search remains to be on for Sands, 65, of North Hollywood, who was reported missing almost two weeks in the past on Jan. 13.
The sheriff’s workplace mentioned “quite a few floor and air search efforts” have been carried out, however officers haven’t been in a position to find the Ocean’s 13 actor or any proof of his whereabouts.
Opposed floor and climate circumstances have continued to complicate the search, based on the officers.
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The sheriff’s division previously warned hikers in regards to the “extraordinarily harmful” circumstances on the mountain. On Tuesday, the workplace reiterated to the general public to “keep away from hazardous mountainous areas” at the moment, together with Mount Baldy.
“Many hikers, skilled or novice, underestimate the steep terrain, unpredictable climate, and excessive winds that current themselves in our mountain areas,” they mentioned in Tuesday’s press launch.
“When mixed,” they added, “these circumstances and circumstances place the hiker, SAR volunteers, and Sheriff’s personnel in danger throughout these harmful search and rescue missions.”
Between 2017 and 2022, search and rescue groups executed 233 missions and looked for greater than 27,000 hours on Mount Baldy alone, based on the sheriff’s division. Eight victims died.
Within the final 4 weeks, search-and-rescue groups have responded to 14 missions on Mount Baldy and within the surrounding space. Among the many victims are are two hikers who died after they have been injured in a fall.