Body found in search for missing TV doctor Michael Mosley who disappeared on Greek island

9 June 2024, 09:08 | Updated: 9 June 2024, 12:49

A body has been found in search for missing TV doctor Michael Mosley
A body has been found in search for missing TV doctor Michael Mosley. Picture: Alamy/BBC/Social media

By Emma Soteriou

A body has been found in the search for missing TV Doctor Michael Mosley.

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The body was discovered in a rocky area beside Agia Marina during the search for 67-year-old Dr Mosley.

It did not appear to show any injury, the mayor of Symi Lefteris Papakalodoukas said.

A police spokesman said that formal identification of the body was pending.

Dr Mosley disappeared four days ago during a trek, with rescuers having been searching nearby caves known as 'the Abyss'.

He and his wife Dr Clare Bailey were on holiday with another couple when he was reported missing on Wednesday afternoon.

The rocky terrain became the centre of the search after all sea searches were stood down on Saturday - seeming to discount theories that he had fallen into the sea.

During the search, one emergency worker had to be stretchered away from the scene after falling on the terrain.

Read more: Firefighters searching cave called 'The Abyss' for Dr Michael Mosley as volunteer army assembles to find him in Greece

Read more: Fresh CCTV shows missing Dr Michael Mosley walking towards hills on Greek island before disappearance

Body found in the search for missing TV doctor Michael Mosley

The mayor said he had been on the way to search in a cave when he saw the body on the rocks above the beach.

Agia Marina bar manager Ilias Tsavaris, 38, first saw the body found after it was flagged by the mayor.

"They saw it with the boat," he said. "The mayor came and saw something so that is when they called me and said 'hey they saw something go and check there'.

"They called me, they said 'you know what we saw something from far away can you go and check' so I went there.

"So when I walked up I saw something like a body to make sure. You don't see a dead body everyday, it is not a warzone, it's summer you are supposed to have fun and swimming.

"He came from Pedi OK, and he walked not through the restaurant. If he had walked through there (the bar) we would have checked the cameras.

He said "rescuers had searched that area everyday with helicopters".

Dr Michael Mosley with his wife Clare Bailey, who first raised the alarm
Dr Michael Mosley with his wife Clare Bailey, who first raised the alarm. Picture: Alamy

It came after fresh CCTV showed Dr Mosley walking towards the hills on a Greek island before his disappearance.

His family flew out to the island to help with the search for him.

Speaking earlier on Saturday, his wife, Dr Clare Bailey, said: "It has been three days since Michael left the beach to go for a walk. The longest and most unbearable days for myself and my children.

"The search is ongoing and our family are so incredibly grateful to the people of Symi, the Greek authorities and the British Consulate who are working tirelessly to help find Michael.

"We will not lose hope."

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