Body found in search for Dr Michael Mosley on Greek island

TV doctor and columnist Michael Mosley, who has gone missing while on holiday on the Greek island of Symi
-Credit: (Image: John Rogers/BBC/PA Wire)

A body has been discovered in the search for missing Dr Michael Mosley, officials in Greece have confirmed.

The body - which has yet to be formally identified - was found in a rocky area beside Agia Marina on the Greek island of Symi, where the TV presenter was on holiday. It was discovered along with an umbrella about 90 metres inland from the coastline.

Dr Mosley, 67, disappeared on Wednesday. Since then, a large-scale search effort has been led by teams in scoring heat topping 40C.

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The 67-year-old TV personality was last seen by friends at the Agios Nikolaos beach on Wednesday, before going for a walk.

The search effort has been widespread and has included firefighters, dogs, helicopters, drones, local people and officers from Symi and outside the island.

Dr Mosley, born in Kolkata, India, transitioned from an investment banking career to study medicine. Soon after, he joined the BBC as a fledgeling assistant producer. He made appearances on The One Show and ITV's This Morning and had just wrapped up a nationwide tour titled 'Eat Well, Sleep Better, Live Longer' alongside his wife.

Previously diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, which he managed to reverse, Dr Mosley is known for advocating intermittent fasting diets such as the 5:2 diet and The Fast 800 diet. His published work spans over two million books sold and garnered him an Emmy nomination for his BBC science documentary, The Human Face. He also presented the Channel 4 show Michael Mosley: Who Made Britain Fat?

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