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Michael Mosley: Rescuers search Greek island for missing TV doctor

Police have resumed their search and rescue operation for TV doctor and columnist Michael Mosley, who went missing while holidaying on a Greek island.

Mosley’s wife, Dr Clare Bailey, raised the alarm after he failed to return back to their accommodation after embarking on a coastal walk on the Dodecanese island of Symi on Wednesday afternoon.

A police source told the Daily Mail there is “just no trace” of the 67-year-old after he left a beach to hike along a coastal path at around 1:30pm.

“Any and every attempt to track him down has not produced any result,” they said, adding that they had expanded the search.

A post on a local Facebook group, which included a picture of the medic, read: “Have you seen this man? He set off to walk back from St Nick’s at about 13.30 and failed to make it home. His friends are concerned as it is six hours since they last saw him.

Known for his appearances on The One Show and This Morning, Dr Mosley is understood to have been on holiday with his wife Dr Clare Bailey, who raised the alarm.

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Michael Mosley’s possible journey on Symi detailed by Greece local

Michael Mosley’s possible journey on Symi detailed by Greece local

Holly Evans7 June 2024 09:30

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Temperatures expected to reach 36C in Symi as search continues

Local people from Symi, a helicopter from Rhodes and Greek officers, along with police drafted in from outside the island, are searching the Pedi area and surroundings on Friday morning, the mayor’s office said.

The area where Mosley went missing is experiencing hot temperatures, which is forecast to reach highs of 36C on Friday, according to the Hellenic National Meteorological Service.

It also has a yellow weather warning in force in Rhodes and the surrounding islands including Symi for high temperatures.

A statement from Greek police, which has been translated, said officers were informed about the “disappearance of the 67-year-old British national on the island” on Wednesday.

Police then asked for assistance from the Greek fire service, with six firefighters, a vehicle and a drone team arriving from Rhodes at about 2pm (12pm BST) on Thursday.

Holly Evans7 June 2024 09:17

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Symi mayor says firefighters told him it was ‘impossible’ Mosley was still there

Mayor of Symi Eleftherios Papakalodoukas said firefighters had told him they believed it was “impossible” Mosley was still there.

He told the BBC: “It is a very small, controlled area, full of people. So, if something happened to him there, we would have found him by now.”

He also expressed concerns to LBC that Dr Mosley may have lost consciousness and tumbled off a cliff due to the intense heat.

Dr Michael Mosley has been missing on the island of Symi since Wednesday afternoon
Dr Michael Mosley has been missing on the island of Symi since Wednesday afternoon (PA Wire)

Holly Evans7 June 2024 08:43

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Friends of Dr Mosley share concern as search for medic continues

Roy Taylor, who is a professor of medicine and metabolism at Newcastle University and co-authored The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet with Mosley, said in a statement: “This shocking news focuses our minds on Michael’s wife Claire and their sons.

“Our thoughts are with them in this terrible time of uncertainty, hoping that he will be found safely. All speed and success to those searching for this dear man.”

Trust Me I’m A Doctor star Saleyha Ahsan wrote on social media that the news was “shocking” and that she was hoping Mosley would be “found safe”.

“I literally feel sick with worry,” Ahsan added. “Don’t even know what to say.”

Radio 2 presenter and Channel 5 talk show host Jeremy Vine wrote in a social media post: “I’m praying this lovely man is found and thinking of Claire and the whole Mosley family.”

Holly Evans7 June 2024 08:23

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Friend of Mosley’s associates says she has ‘trouble understanding’ how medic is lost

A friend of the person Mosley was staying with said she was struggling to understand how anyone could get lost on the part of the island he was believed to be on.

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live’s Drive programme, she said: “It’s a road that sort of heads over the mountain side but it’s been recently widened and there is only one route, so it’s not possible to lose your way.

“So, it is probably a 20-minute walk down the side of the mountain, but it’s not overly rugged or something that would be seen to be too dangerous, it’s something that tourists do every day in the summer.

“I’m having trouble understanding how you could get lost.”

Holly Evans7 June 2024 08:04

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Locals say Mosley’s disappearance is ‘strange’

A woman who gave her name only as Irini, and who works at Kamares coffee shop on Pedi Beach, said on Thursday: “They came, the police, with the coast police and firemen, and the rescue team, to carry out the investigation, but I don’t think that anything has been found yet.”

Another woman in the area said Mosley’s disappearance was “strange” as the path he was thought to be on is “clear”.

She said: “It’s a quiet place … if you see the map of the area it’s a clear path, it’s nothing dangerous, many people go every day, every few minutes, that’s the reason it’s very strange because it’s a clear path.”

Rescuers search Greek island for missing TV doctor Michael Mosley.
Rescuers search Greek island for missing TV doctor Michael Mosley. (Reuters)

Holly Evans7 June 2024 07:45

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Timeline of Michael Mosley’s disappearance: How TV doctor went missing on Greek island of Symi

On Wednesday afternoon, his wife Dr Clare Bailey raised the alarm when Mosley failed to return to their hotel after going for a walk on the Dodecanese island of Symi.

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Holly Evans7 June 2024 07:27

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Recap: Everything we know so far about Dr Michael Mosley’s disappearance

Dr Michael Mosley was holidaying with his wife, Dr Claire Bailey, when he decided to leave Saint Nikolas beach by himself on Wednesday afternoon.

He was last seen heading onto the coastal path back to the nearby town of Pedi wearing a pair of shorts, a blue polo shirt, baseball cap and sunglasses.

The walk is supposed to take 20 minutes, but when he did not return as expected his wife raised the alarm at 7:30pm.

Authorities have since launched a rescue operation but found “no trace” of the father-of-four.

Athena Stavrou7 June 2024 07:00

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More officers set to join search for missing Michael Mosley this morning

More officers are set to join the search for missing TV doctor and columnist Michael Mosley on the Greek island of Symi today.

Local police said late on Thursday that the search had paused for the night but “more men will be coming” on Friday morning.

Search teams deployed a drone and then a helicopter as part of the operation yesterday afternoon and evening, but have so far found “no trace” of Mosley on the island.

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Adam Withnall7 June 2024 06:31

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Full profile: Who is Dr Michael Mosley?

Before turning to the health sector, Mosley became a banker in London following an undergraduate degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at the New College, Oxford.

After two years in banking, he moved into medicine and studied medical psychology at the Royal Free Hospital Medical School, where he qualified as a doctor.

Mosley subsequently became disillusioned with psychiatry and segwayed into television when he joined the BBC’s trainee assistant producer scheme.

For the past 25 years, he has been working as a documentary maker and science journalist. Currently, he hosts the Just One Thing podcast for the BBC and makes regular appearances on programmes like This Morning and The One Show.

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Athena Stavrou7 June 2024 06:00

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