Second missing hiker found in California’s Mount Baldy as search continues for actor Julian Sands

Rescue personnel in Southern California have located a missing 75-year-old hiker on the same mountain where the actor Julian Sands was still missing.

Jin Chung of Los Angeles was located Tuesday afternoon in Mount Baldy, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department announced Tuesday night. He was taken to a hospital with “weather related injuries and a leg injury,” the sheriff’s department said, but he was still able to walk out of the woods “with some assistance.”

Chung had been reported missing on Sunday, according to the sheriff’s department. He had carpooled up the mountain with two others and made plans to meet them at the vehicle at 2 p.m. that same day, but he did not return, authorities said.

The sheriff’s department said Tuesday that Sands, 65, was still missing and that “no evidence of his current location has been discovered.”

Sands was first reported missing on January 13 while hiking on Mt. Baldy, which is located in the San Gabriel Mountains about 40 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles. It borders Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.

The department previously warned hikers to “stay away” from the Mt. Baldy area.

“It is extremely dangerous and even experienced hikers are getting into trouble,” the sheriff’s department said.

Earlier this month, Crystal Paula González, a mother of four, died after sliding more than 500 feet by Mount Baldy. Her friends and family described her as an experienced hiker.

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Sands starred opposite Helena Bonham Carter in director James Ivory’s 1985 British romantic film “A Room With a View.”

He also had major roles in 1989’s “Warlock,” 1990’s “Arachnophobia,” 1991’s “Naked Lunch,” 1993’s “Boxing Helena,” and 1995’s “Leaving Las Vegas.”

Sands has worked steadily in the decades since with smaller roles on film and television.


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