75-year-old hiker found on Mt. Baldy; The search for Julian Sands continues
A 75-year-old hiker who was reported missing Sunday was found alive on Mt. Baldy, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said.
Jin Chung, from Los Angeles, was found Tuesday afternoon with some “weather-related injuries” and a leg injury, but was able to walk with the help of emergency responders, the department said in a release.
He was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Chung went missing from Mt Baldy nine days after British actor Julian Sands, 65, was reported missing from the same mountain.
Crews continue to search for Sands by air and ground, the sheriff’s department said Tuesday.
“At this time, Mr. Sands has not been located and no evidence of his current whereabouts has been discovered,” the department said. “The search will continue, weather and ground conditions permitting.”
Some ground crews were withdrawn from the mountain last week due to avalanche danger and dangerous trail conditions, a department spokesman said. They have since revisited previously scanned areas but have had limited access to the summit due to the weather.