Tragedy as body found in search for missing Dr Michael Mosley on Greek island

Michael Mosley
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A body has been found in the search for TV doctor Michael Mosley who was reported missing on Wednesday.

It has been reported that a body has been found in a rocky area beside Agia Marina- near a hiking trail on the Greek island of Symi.

A desperate search and rescue operation was launched after Dr Mosley set off on a walk from Saint Nikolas Beach at about 1.30pm but failed to return home.

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As the Mirror writes, drones were deployed earlier this week as part of the operation in Symi. Mosley, known for his appearances on The One Show and This Morning, and fronting of documentaries was on holiday with his wife Clare at the time.

Firefighters take part in a search and rescue operation
Firefighters take part in a search and rescue operation for the missing TV doctor -Credit:y MARIA PANORMA KONTOU/AFP via Getty Images

The search then turned to a network of caves known locally as The Abyss, and it is believed a body was found by search staff on Sunday morning, local police have reported. Formal identification still needs to take place.

On Saturday, Dr Mosley's wife Dr Clare Bailey Mosley said the days since he has been missing have been the "longest and most unbearable days" for her and her children.

In a statement his wife 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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