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Julian Sands’ family shares first statement since actor went missing, praises searchers


Julian Sands’ family has broken their silence, thanking Southern California law enforcement officials for his or her continued search to seek out the missing “A Room With a View” star.

The 65-year-old British actor was last seen mountaineering within the Mount Baldy area before his wife, Evgenia Citkowitz, reported him missing on Friday, Jan. 13.

“Our heartfelt because of the compassionate members of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department who’re coordinating the seek for our beloved Julian, not least the heroic search teams listed below who’re braving difficult conditions on the bottom and within the air to bring Julian home,” read the family’s statement, shared Monday by the department.

“We’re deeply touched by the outpouring of affection and support,” they added.

The Post has contacted a representative for Sands for comment.

Julian Sands arrives on the Great British Film Reception to honor the British Oscar nominees on the residence of the British Consul-General on Feb. 22, 2013. REUTERS

As we enter day 11 of the seek for Julian Sands on Mt. Baldy, we’re reminded of the sheer determination & selflessness of all the individuals who have aided on this search. We’ll proceed to utilize the resources available to us. The family would love to share this statement: pic.twitter.com/owO2o97f16

— San Bernardino County Sheriff (@sbcountysheriff) January 23, 2023

His son, Henry, 37, who can also be an experienced hiker, flew home from London last week to retrace his father’s footsteps but needed to stop as a consequence of harsh weather.

Poor visibility and icy conditions within the mountainous region have also delayed search and rescue crews’ efforts. The Sheriff’s department cited a high wind warning on Monday that prohibited the usage of helicopters.

A Silver Volvo believed to belong to Sands was present in the automobile park where he’s believed to have left it before setting out on his hike. His family had the snow-covered vehicle towed away.

Attempts to ping his iPhone failed on Jan. 15 “as a consequence of the shortage of cell service and most definitely mobile phone power failure,” the department has since revealed.

A view of the rocky snow-swept area in Angeles National Forest where British actor Julian Sands has been missing after going hiking.A view of the rocky snow-swept area in Angeles National Forest where British actor Julian Sands has been missing after going mountaineering.no byline@backgrid.com / BACKGRI

Nevertheless, a “delayed ping” generated from his phone showed movement even after he was reported missing. It traced a possible location as a trail to the Mount Baldy summit, but on-ground searchers and helicopters didn’t find anything.

Starting his profession within the Eighties, Sands has been known for performing in such movies as “Arachnophobia,” “Warlock” and “Leaving Las Vegas.” He also appeared on “24” in 2006 and on Season 8 of “Dexter” in 2013.

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