Human stays that had been discovered on Saturday within the Southern California wilderness have been recognized as these of the British actor Julian Sands, who had been lacking since January after he went climbing within the space, the authorities mentioned on Tuesday.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Division mentioned in a statement that the stays had been “positively recognized” as these of Mr. Sands, and that the reason for loss of life remained beneath investigation “pending additional check outcomes.”
Mr. Sands, 65, of North Hollywood, was an avid hiker and was greatest recognized for his function within the critically acclaimed 1986 movie “A Room With a View.” The movie, an adaptation of the novel by E.M. Forster, frequently makes lists as top-of-the-line British movies of all time.
He additionally appeared in dozens of different movies and tv exhibits, together with “Arachnophobia,” “Bare Lunch,” “Warlock” and “Ocean’s 13.”
Hikers found the remains Saturday morning within the Mount Baldy space, which is greater than 40 miles northeast of Los Angeles, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Division mentioned.
Mr. Sands, who had a spouse and three youngsters, was reported missing in January after he went climbing alone on a path on Mount Baldy. On climbing web sites, the favored trek is described as difficult and strenuous.
Search crews had been combing the world searching for Mr. Sands for months regardless of their efforts being difficult by harmful circumstances, together with heavy rain and snow, a few of which lingered into June.
In an replace on the search on June 17, the sheriff’s division mentioned that components of the mountain might nonetheless not be reached due to “excessive alpine circumstances,” together with steep terrain and ravines coated in additional than 10 ft of ice and snow.
Greater than 80 search-and-rescue volunteers, deputies and employees members participated within the search that day. Two helicopters and drone crews had been used to test areas inaccessible to searchers on the bottom, the sheriff’s division mentioned.
The sheriff’s division had carried out eight searches for Mr. Sands since January, the authorities mentioned, with volunteers searching for greater than 500 hours. On the identical time, eight different unrelated search-and-rescue operations had been additionally carried out within the area.
Mr. Sands usually spoke of his fondness for nature and mentioned in a 2020 interview with The Guardian that he was happiest when near a mountain summit on a chilly morning.
In one other interview that very same 12 months with Thrive Global, a well being and wellness firm began by Arianna Huffington, he mentioned he had hung out in mountain ranges in North America and Europe.
Mr. Sands mentioned that individuals who didn’t climb mountains assumed it was about ego and a “nice heroic dash” to the summit.
“However truly, it’s the reverse,” he mentioned. “It’s about supplication and sacrifice and humility, once you go to those mountains. It’s not a lot a celebration of oneself, however the eradication of 1’s self-consciousness. And so forth these walks you lose your self, you turn out to be a vessel of vitality in concord, hopefully together with your surroundings.”
Lauren McCarthy contributed reporting.