Body found in search for Dr Michael Mosley on Greek island

Search team in Symi, Greece, where a search and rescue operation is under way for TV doctor and columnist Michael Mosley
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A body has been discovered in the search for Dr Michael Mosley, who disappeared on the Greek island of Symi,

A substantial rescue operation was launched on Thursday morning, aiming to locate the renowned BBC and ITV's This Morning star. His final known whereabouts place him at St Nicholas Beach, Symi, with another couple, before he chose to depart around 1.30pm on Wednesday.

Sky News this morning reported Symi's deputy mayor had confirmed a body had been found. The report was confirmed by the Press Association news agency in an update at 9.15am. They said the body was discovered in a rocky area beside Agia Marina.

Detailing his last recorded movements, Constantina Dimoglidou, a senior spokesperson for the Greek police, revealed: "He was at the beach of Ag. Nikolas with another couple when he decided to go back to his home in the area of Pedi of Symi. It was around 1.30pm and he forgot his phone at the beach. Any and every attempt to track him down has not produced any result."

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"We have now asked the fire brigade to assist in the operation in the case that he may have slipped, tripped, fallen, even bitten by a snake, remaining injured somewhere. There is just no trace of him. None whatsoever and that means that for us at least, every potential scenario is open and being investigated."

The broadcaster and well-known medial personality is most known for appearing on the Channel 4 programme 'Michael Mosley: Who Made Britain Fat?, reports the Express.

For educational purposes, Mosley lived with tapeworms in his stomach for six weeks to create the harrowing documentary 'Infested! Living With Parasites' aired on BBC Four.

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Other accolades include receiving an Emmy nomination for his role on the BBC science documentary 'The Human Face', hosted by John Cleese, which featured a variety of familiar faces including Elizabeth Hurley, Pierce Brosnan, and David Attenborough.

He's also a strong advocate for intermittent fasting, promoting the 5:2 diet and The Fast 800 diet.

Mosley shares four children with his wife Clare Bailey Mosley, who is not only a doctor but also an author and health columnist. She penned the recipe book Fast 800 Easy.

The couple have been seen hosting theatre show tours together and were recently spotted at the Hay Festival where Mosley presented a special edition of his Radio 4 series and podcast Just One Thing.

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