THE brother of Julian Sands fears the missing actor will not be found after he vanished on a hike in the mountains.
The British actor, 65, disappeared while on a hike in the San Gabriel Mountains, near Mount Baldy in California, almost two weeks ago.
Rescuers have launched a desperate search to locate the missing dad of three, with severe weather conditions slowing down their efforts.
And as the search has entered its 12th day, the actor’s worried brother Nick Sands fears his famous sibling may not be found.
Nick who has not seen his brother since October, told the Craven Herald: “He has not yet been declared missing, presumed dead, but I know in my heart that he has gone.
“However sibling rivalry being what it is, it would be just like him to walk out of there and prove me wrong.
“On Monday, he had planned to join his brothers for our Monday Club for a beer in Skipton; he will be missed, and I guess we will raise a glass to him.”
He said that Julian would regularly visit Gargrave, where he grew up with his siblings and single mum.
Both national and state officials are now working with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s office after the actor was reported missing.
The experienced climber was planning to complete the dangerous trek in a day but failed to return home on January 13.
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His brother revealed that Mount Baldy is Julian’s favourite place and would visit it often.
He said: “When in LA, the Mt Baldy mountain range was his favourite place, he would go there as often as he could, Julian liked to say ‘I have never had a holiday but I do rest occasionally’ – well he’s resting now in a place he would truly approve of.”
Last week Julian’s snow-covered car was recovered by investigators and towed away.
Over the weekend it was revealed that US authorities were using GPS data from his phone to try to pinpoint his location.
The actor is known for his roles in hit movies such as A Room With A View – where he starred alongside Helena Bonham Carter – and Leaving Las Vegas.
He was born in England but had been living in the North Hollywood area.
Julian has two daughters with the journalist Evgenia Citkowitz, who he married in 1990.
He has a son with his first wife Sarah Sands – the former editor of the Sunday Telegraph and the Evening Standard.
His brother Nick concluded that Julian “has an army of friends, fans and admirers who have been fantastic in their support and will miss Jules dearly.”
The star’s worried family praised the “heroic” efforts of Californian authorities in a statement shared by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office on Monday.