Michael Mosley: Body found in Symi search for missing presenter

A body has been found in the search for TV and radio presenter Dr Michael Mosley on the Greek island of Symi.

The 67-year-old went missing on Wednesday after setting off on a walk from Agios Nikolaos beach.

The body – which has yet to be formally identified – was found in a rocky area beside Agia Marina beach on Sunday.

Symi’s mayor said the body was found as teams were searching the coastline with cameras.

A police source told BBC News the deceased had been dead “for a number of days”.

The body was found next to a fence, about 30 metres from the beach, and would have been visible from the beach.

PA news agency reported that the body was first found by a bar manager with British journalists, after the island’s mayor “saw something” by the fence of the bar and alerted staff.

Agia Marina bar manager Ilias Tsavaris said rescuers had searched that area everyday with helicopters.

Greek authorities had been conducting an extensive search for Dr Mosley over five days, an effort that has included firefighters, dogs, helicopters, drones, local people and officers from Symi and outside the island.

His four children had also joined his wife, Dr Clare Bailey Mosley, on the island.

Dr Mosley studied medicine in London and qualified as a doctor and for the last couple of decades has been working as a presenter, documentary maker, journalist and author.

He is known for his TV programmes including Trust Me, I’m a Doctor, and BBC Radio 4’s Just One Thing podcast.

He also appeared on BBC One’s The One Show and ITV’s This Morning.

Dr Mosley is also columnist for the Daily Mail.

Source link

Leave a comment