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JULIAN SANDS MISSING: Rescuers have found missing hiker Jin Chong on California’s Mount Baldy, but no sign of the actor

Rancho Cucamonga, California – wanderer who was Missing Authorities said they were found alive in the mountains of Southern California on Tuesday afternoon.

Jin Chung, 75, of Los Angeles disappeared Sunday while hiking Mount Baldy, the highest peak among the San Gabriel Mountains, located outside of Los Angeles. It was the second hiker to disappear on Mount Baldy this month. 65-year-old British actor Julian Sands is a resident of Los Angeles, It has been reported missing in the Baldy Bowl area on the evening of Jan. 13, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

Search and rescue teams scoured the mountain on foot and in helicopters and drones. Police located Chung on Tuesday afternoon, the police department said, who had “some weather-related injuries and a leg injury but was able to get out with the help of crew members.” He was taken to a local hospital for treatment. His condition was unknown.

Actor Julian Sands (right) at the Venice, Italy Film Festival in 2019 and (left) in a more recent photo provided by the family.

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However, sand is still missing.

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“The Sheriff’s Department is wrapping up its second full week of searching for the missing hiker, Julian Sands. Numerous ground and air search efforts have been undertaken,” the Sheriff’s Department said in a press release Tuesday. “As of this time, Mr. Sands has not been found and no evidence has been discovered of his present location. The search will continue, weather and ground conditions permitting.”

Last week, ground crews were pulled from the mountain due to avalanche hazards and track conditions, while a search for sand continued by helicopters and drones. There was evidence of avalanches on the west side of the slopes, according to the sheriff’s department

The Sands family released a statement Monday, expressing their “sincere thanks to the members of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department who are coordinating the search for our beloved Julian” and several “heroic search teams…on the ground and in the air to bring Julian home.”

“We have been deeply touched by the outpouring of love and support,” the family added.

Born in England, Sands has lived in Los Angeles’ North Hollywood neighborhood after appearing in dozens of shows on both TV and movies since the 1980s. Highlights include his role as George Emerson – opposite Helena Bonham Carter’s Lucy – in the 1985 Academy Award-winning drama A Room with a View. Sands also starred in “Warlock,” “Leaving Las Vegas,” and the 1998 adaptation of “The Phantom of the Opera” as the main character.

The police department said it “strongly recommends that hikers avoid dangerous mountain areas, such as Mount Baldy, at this time,” no matter what precautions they may take. From 2017 to 2022, search and rescue teams conducted 233 missions on Mount Baldy, which resulted in eight deaths, according to the sheriff’s department.

“Many hikers, experienced or novice, underestimate the steep terrain, unpredictable weather, and high winds that are seen in our mountainous regions,” the police department said in a press release issued Tuesday. “Exposure to the elements and falls contribute to the death rate on Mount Bali and the threat of avalanches is prolonging rescue efforts.”

ABC News’ Kali Partash contributed to this report.

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