SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Rescuers in California have begun searching for a second hiker on the same snow-covered mountain where actor Julian Sands is missing.
The San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that its search and rescue team received a request Sunday to search for a 75-year-old Los Angeles man on the 10,064-foot (3,068-meter) Mount Baldy.
Jin Chung, of North Hollywood, was last seen around 6 a.m. Sunday, the sheriff’s department said.
Chang was driving up the mountain with two others and planned to meet them at the car at 2 p.m., but Chang did not return, authorities said. Ground crews searched unsuccessfully for Chung after he was reported missing.
The sheriff’s department said rescuers continued to search for Sands on Baldy Mountain over the weekend without success.
“Helicopters and drones continued to use infrared devices during the search, but all returned negative results for any sign of Sands,” the department said in a statement.
Sands, 65, went missing on Jan. 13 while hiking. Search and rescue teams began looking for him on the highest peak in the San Gabriel Mountains, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) northeast of downtown Los Angeles.
Thunderstorms covered the mountain with heavy snow and ice, and the search was hampered by the threat of avalanches and inclement weather, including strong winds.
Authorities describe mountain conditions as extremely dangerous. Two tourists have died in recent weeks. One fell at least 500 feet (152 meters) down an icy slope.
Sands starred opposite Helena Bonham Carter in the 1985 British romance A Room with a View, directed by James Ivory.
He also starred in The Wizard (1989), Arachnophobia (1990), Naked Lunch (1991), Helena in the Box (1993) and Leaving Las Vegas (1995).
Since then, Sands has consistently worked in smaller film and television roles.