A second hiker went missing on California’s Mount Baldy, which is the same mountain where actor Julian Sands disappeared on January 13, authorities said Monday.

Jin Chung, 75, did not return from a hike or meet two others as planned Sunday, the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department said in a declaration.

Sands hasn’t been since Jan. 13, when he went to climb the peak in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles.

The search for both men continues. Helicopters and drones with infrared devices were used to try to locate Sands over the weekend, but high winds prevented the use of aircraft Monday, the sheriff’s department said.

On Monday, ground crews in Chung’s case also revisited some previously searched areas to search for Sands, according to the agency.

Sands, 65, who lives in North Hollywood, is known in part for his role in «A Room with a View.»

Chung lives in Los Angeles. She carpooled up the mountain with two others Sunday morning and got separated, but she was supposed to return and meet them at 2 p.m., the sheriff’s department said.

Sands, an English-born actor, starred in the 1985 film «A Room With a View» and other films, including «Warlock» (1989) and «Arachnophobia» (1990). He has also appeared in many other movies and TV shows over the decades.

His family, in a statement issued by the sheriff’s department, thanked the searchers who are looking for him. The family said the teams are facing difficult conditions.

Authorities warned of high winds and ice, and at one point, the day after Sands went missing, the search had to be halted due to the risk of avalanches.

Mount Baldy has a summit of 10,064 feet, according to the US Forest Service.

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