“Additional phone pings from the cell provider were attempted but were unsuccessful, due to the lack of cell service and most likely cell phone power failure.
“A delayed ping through Sands’ Apple iPhone operating system, from 14 January, provided a possible location on one of the trails leading to the summit of Mount Baldy.
“This area was checked by ground searchers and by helicopter. Ground and air searchers were unable to locate any evidence in this area that would assist in locating Mr Sands.”
He is believed to have gone missing on a trail on Mt. Baldy, San Bernardino, which climbs 3,900 feet over 4.5 miles to the highest summit in the San Gabriel Mountains.
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