Researchers rescued an elderly hiker after he went missing Snow covered mountain in california Where actor Julian Sands disappeared.
Jin Chong, 75, was seen being loaded into an ambulance on Tuesday afternoon. He suffered a leg injury and weather related injuries but was able to walk with assistance. He was taken to the hospital for treatment San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department he said in a statement.
The sheriff’s department began the search after Chung failed to return from Sunday’s hike on Mount Baldy, which is more than 10,000 feet high.
Chung had ridden in a car to the mountain with two other people. The group planned to meet again in the car at 2 p.m., but Chung did not show up, according to the sheriff’s department.
The California Rescue Team is launching a search for a second walk in the area where the Julian Sands are missing
Rescuers continued to search the mountain for Sands, 65, over the weekend but have yet to locate him.
“Helicopters and drones continued to use infrared devices while searching, but all tested negative for any signs of sand,” the police department said in the statement.
Sands was reported missing on January 13 after he went for a walk. Search and rescue teams began searching for him at the highest peak in the San Gabriel Mountains, located about 40 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles.
The search for Julian Sands continues, and an “air crew” has been deployed to find a missing actor in the California mountains
“No evidence has been discovered as to his current location,” the police department said of the search for Sands. The search will continue if weather and ground conditions permit.
Storms covered the mountain with heavy snow and ice, with the result that searches were frustrated due to the danger of avalanches and strong winds.
Authorities said the mountain conditions were extremely dangerous. Two hikers have died in recent weeks, one of whom fell at least 500 feet from an icefall.
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among him roles in the movieSands starred in the 1985 British romantic film A Room With a View, as well as in 1989’s Warlock, 1990’s Arachnophobia, 1991’s Naked Lunch, 1993’s Boxing Helena, and Leaving Las Vegas. in 1995.
He has since worked in smaller roles in film and television.