The authorities in Southern California recovered human remains on Saturday near the mountain where search crews have been looking for the British actor Julian Sands, who was reported missing in January.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that it had been contacted around 10 a.m. local time on Saturday by hikers who had found human remains in the Mount Baldy wilderness, which is more than 40 miles northeast of Los Angeles.
The remains were brought to the coroner’s office and were expected to be identified this week, the department said.
Dangerous conditions, including a series of severe storms in the winter and lingering ice and snow in June, have complicated search efforts for Mr. Sands.
Mr. Sands, 65, of North Hollywood, went hiking alone on a trail on Mount Baldy. On hiking websites, the popular trek is described as challenging and strenuous.
Mr. Sands has appeared in more than 150 films and television shows, including his best-known role starring as George Emerson in the Oscar-nominated 1986 film “A Room With a View.”
The film, an adaptation of E.M. Forster’s novel, often makes lists as one of the best British films of all time.