Entertainment Movies Search for Julian Sands Continues Nearly 1 Month After Being Reported Missing: 'We Remain Hopeful' Julian Sands' wife, Eugenia Citkowitz, reported the actor missing on Jan. 13 after he embarked on a hike on the dangerous Mount Baldy in California By Tommy McArdle Tommy McArdle Twitter Tommy McArdle is a digital news writer at PEOPLE covering stories across all of the brand's verticals. Prior to joining PEOPLE, Tommy covered the entertainment industry at Looper and sports at The Sporting News and Boston.com. He graduated from Emerson College in 2019. People Editorial Guidelines and Charmaine Patterson Charmaine Patterson Digital News Writer, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 10, 2023 06:27PM EST Share Tweet Pin Email Julian Sands. Photo: charley gallay/wireimage The search for missing actor Julian Sands is ongoing exactly four weeks from his disappearance after he hiked up Southern California's Mount Baldy. San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department public information officer Gloria Huerta tells PEOPLE on Friday, "Regarding the search for Julian Sands, we remain hopeful but know the outcome may not be what we would like." She adds, "Conditions on Mt. Baldy remain a danger and our Aviation Division still patrols the area when they are available. We also plan to search the area by ground in the future. "We are in contact with the family, and although they are grateful for the support they have received, they have no further statement for the public at this time." Missing Hiker Found Injured But Alive on Same Mountain Where Search Continues for Julian Sands Sands was first reported missing in the Baldy Bowl area on Jan. 13, by his wife, Eugenia Citkowitz. Julian Sands. Kurt Krieger/Corbis/Getty Crews continued their search for the Leaving Las Vegas star over that weekend using helicopters, drones and infrared devices, but were unable to locate the missing actor, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said at the time. Officials had also previously attempted to retrace Sands' steps and ping his cell phone in hopes of locating the English actor. In a Twitter post shared on Jan. 23, the sheriff's department confirmed that the search for the missing Sands was continuing, adding that the department would "continue to utilize the resources" it has at its disposal. Along with the department's update, it shared a statement from the family of Sands, who extended their gratitude to the "heroic search teams" who continued to aid in the search for the missing actor. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. "We are deeply touched by the outpouring of love and support," the statement read. "Our heartfelt thanks to the compassionate members of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department who are coordinating the search for our beloved Julian." RELATED VIDEO: Actor Julian Sands Missing After Going Hiking on Deadly Mount Baldy in California The sheriff's office previously said "numerous ground and air search efforts" to locate Sands have been conducted, but officials have not been able to locate the Ocean's Thirteen actor nor any evidence of his whereabouts. Adverse ground and weather conditions have continued to complicate the search, according to the officials. On Jan. 24, a man who had also disappeared on Mount Baldy was located on Mount Baldy more than 48 hours after he was last seen by friends, according to a press release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. The man sustained "a leg injury" and various "weather-related injuries" while missing, but managed to walk out with some help from the crew, per the release. Afterward, police said the victim was then taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.