2nd hiker missing on Mount Baldy as search for actor Julian Sands continues

A second hiker has gone missing on California’s Mount Baldy, the same mountain where actor Julian Sands disappeared on Jan. 13, officials said Monday.

Jin Chung, 75, did not return from a hike and did not meet two other people as planned on Sunday, the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

Sands hasn’t been since Jan. 13, when he hiked atop the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles.

The search for the two men continues. Helicopters and drones equipped with infrared devices were used in an attempt to find Sands over the weekend; high winds prevented the use of planes on Monday, the sheriff’s department said.

On Monday, ground crews handling the Chung case also revisited some previously searched areas to search for Sands, the agency said.

Sands, 65, who lives in North Hollywood, is known in part for his role in “A Room with a View.”

Chung lives in Los Angeles. He carpooled up the mountain with two other people on Sunday morning, and they split up. He was supposed to return and meet with them at 2 p.m., the sheriff’s department said.

Sands, an English-born actor, starred in the 1985 film “A Room with a View” and other films, including “Warlock” (1989) and “Arachnophobia” (1990). He has also appeared in many other movies and TV shows over the decades.

His family, in a statement released by the Sheriff’s Department, thanked the researchers who are looking for him. The family said the teams braved difficult conditions.

Authorities warned of high winds and ice, and a search had to be halted the day after Sands disappeared due to the risk of avalanches.

Mount Baldy has a summit of 10,064 feet, according to the US Forest Service.

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