Eleven days after he disappeared while hiking, the search for British actor Julian Sands ("Room with a View") continues. The family of the 65-year-old thanked the emergency services in a message. "We are deeply touched by the outpouring of love and support," the text shared on Twitter by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office.
The relatives also thanked the sheriff's office for coordinating the search and the rescue teams "who braved the difficult conditions on the ground and in the air to bring Julian home."
The sheriff's office said it would continue to use "all available resources" in the search for Sands. The 65-year-old left on January 13 for a trip to the Mount Baldy area northeast of Los Angeles and has not returned. Sands lives near Hollywood and, according to media reports, is an avid mountain hiker.
Mount Baldy is officially called Mount San Antonio, belongs to the San Gabriel mountain range and is almost 3070 meters high. The sheriff's office recently warned against hiking the mountain due to dangerous weather conditions. California has been hit by weeks of severe winter storms with snow, landslides, mudslides and flooding.