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The Independent

Bank card-detecting know-how utilized in ongoing seek for actor Julian Sands



Searches for lacking British actor Julian Sands have continued by air solely, with authorities utilizing new know-how that may detect digital gadgets and bank cards.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Division mentioned it was “hopeful” that the know-how would be capable to extra precisely pinpoint an space on which to focus efforts.

It comes because the division mentioned that recent searches on larger floor for Sands had been nonetheless not attainable as a consequence of poor situations.

Makes an attempt to search out the actor are approaching the top of their second week, after he was first reported lacking within the Baldy Bowl space of the San Gabriel mountains in southern California on January 13.

On Wednesday, the sheriff’s division tweeted: “The seek for Julian Sands continues by air solely.

“The California Freeway Patrol – Valley Division Air Ops from Auburn, California, is at the moment aiding us within the search utilizing a Recco system.

“Recco know-how can detect Recco reflective materials, electronics, and in some circumstances, bank cards.

“We’re hopeful our @CHP_HQ companions, Officers Hertzell & Calcutt, can pinpoint an space the place we will focus our search efforts, and we thank them for his or her help.”

Infrared gadgets have additionally been utilized by authorities beforehand, however to no impact.

On Tuesday the power mentioned “quite a few” floor and air searches had beforehand taken place in decrease areas, however no proof of the actor’s location had been discovered, although a second hiker who had gone lacking in the identical space was discovered alive.

A spokesperson for the division advised the PA information company that though the bottom searches for the second hiker had supplied a chance for secondary sweeps, Sands had nonetheless not been positioned.

They added that additional floor searches in areas of upper elevation had been nonetheless not attainable as a result of situations.

“The Sheriff’s Division is closing in on the second full week of the seek for lacking hiker, Julian Sands,” Tuesday’s on-line assertion learn.

“Quite a few floor and air search efforts have taken place. As of this time, Mr. Sands has not been discovered and no proof of his present location has been found.

“The search will proceed, climate and floor situations allowing.”

The assertion added: “No matter precautions taken by hikers, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Division extremely recommends hikers keep away from hazardous mountainous areas, equivalent to Mt Baldy, presently.”

It comes after Sands’ household praised the “heroic” efforts of Californian authorities conducting the search efforts.

In a press release, additionally shared by the sheriff’s division, his household mentioned they had been “deeply touched” by the help they’d acquired within the days since his disappearance.

Sands was born in Yorkshire and moved to Los Angeles in 2020.

His breakout position got here because the free-spirited George within the interval drama A Room With A View, during which he starred reverse Helena Bonham Carter.

He later moved to the horror style, that includes in movies equivalent to Warlock and Arachnophobia, in addition to dramatic components on tv.

Extra just lately he performed the chief medical officer within the 2021 Jack Lowden and Peter Capaldi-led drama Benediction.

From 1984 to 1987 Sands was married to future Night Customary and Right now editor Sarah Sands, with whom he has a son. He additionally has two daughters with journalist Evgenia Citkowitz, whom he married in 1990.

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