New CCTV image shows last sighting of Dr Michael Mosley

An exclusive image retrieved by The Mirror shows Dr Mosley, on the right, outside the Blue Corner Cafe on Pedi Beach
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CCTV footage suggests that TV doctor Michael Mosley did cross the coastal path into the neighbouring town on the Greek island where he went missing. The surveillance footage shows Dr Mosley on the main road of Pedi at 1.50pm on Wednesday afternoon, approximately 20 minutes after he is believed to have embarked on a coastal hike.

Until now, it was widely speculated that he may have fainted or fallen off a cliff during his walk. The CCTV footage was disseminated by local site MEGA after being retrieved by police officers who have been meticulously searching the island of Symi, where the presenter was vacationing with his wife, Dr Clare Bailey.

A second image, shared exclusively with The Mirror, was captured on surveillance cameras outside the Blue Corner Cafe on Pedi Beach. It depicts Dr Mosley shielding himself from the sun with an umbrella as he walks past.

Greek authorities report they are conducting a significant search and rescue operation on Symi, the small eastern Aegean island. However, despite their best efforts, they have yet to locate the British doctor.

On Friday, the police announced that the coast guard, police and fire department were all participating in the search, deploying a helicopter, drones and a police sniffer dog. They have found no trace of the 67 year old, who had been holidaying on the island.

The search for Dr Mosley is centred around the area between Agios Nikolaos, the coastal region from where he reportedly began his walk, and Symi, the island's main town. Authorities have also considered the possibility that he may have left the island, but found no evidence of travel under his name.

The Foreign Office in Britain has confirmed it is liaising with Greek authorities regarding the search. Dr Mosley, a familiar face on British television and radio, is also known for his column in the Daily Mail. His international recognition stems from his 2013 book "The Fast Diet," co-authored with journalist Mimi Spencer.

Dr Michael Mosley
Dr Michael Mosley -Credit:John Rogers/BBC/PA

The book introduces the "5:2 diet", a plan for rapid weight loss by restricting calorie intake for two days each week, while maintaining a healthy diet for the remaining five. Following this, Dr Mosley introduced the Fast 800 diet, another quick weight loss programme, and has produced several films about diet and exercise.

Known for pushing his body to extreme limits to test the effects of his diets, Dr Mosley once lived with tapeworms in his intestines for six weeks for the BBC documentary "Infested! Living With Parasites". Friends and colleagues have expressed their concern and shock at Mosley's disappearance.

"This shocking news focusses our minds on Michael's wife Clare and their sons," shared Roy Taylor, a professor of medicine and metabolism at Newcastle University who worked closely with Mosley on The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet. "Our thoughts are with them in this terrible time of uncertainty, hoping that he will be found safely."

In the past, Dr Mosley was recognised for his work by receiving an Emmy nomination in 2002 for his role as executive producer on the BBC science documentary The Human Face. The accolade was received for a show that was led by Monty Python icon John Cleese and boasted well-known stars such as Elizabeth Hurley, Pierce Brosnan and David Attenborough.

Dr Mosley and his wife Clare Bailey Mosley, who is also immersed in the field as a physician, author, and health columnist, share four children together.