Dr Michael Mosley 'died of natural causes' on day he went missing on Greek island, police say

It is thought the Dr Mosley died at around 4pm on the day he went missing in Symi
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Dr Michael Mosley died of natural causes on the day he went missing on the Greek island of Symi, according to local police. His body was found on Sunday (June 9) in a rocky area near Agia Marina beach, after his disappearance was reported on Wednesday last week.

Greek police spokeswoman Konstantia Dimoglidou told the BBC that an initial post-mortem examination has been carried out, which confirms there were no injuries on his body.

It also estimated that Mosley's time of death was around 4pm local time on Wednesday (June 5). The 67-year-old had left friends on the island’s Agios Nikolaos beach at around 1.30pm to go for a walk.

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Ms Dimoglidou said that the position of his body means he died of natural causes. Toxicology and histology reports will now take place.

Footage reportedly found by a beach bar at Agia Marina shows what appears to be the TV doctor making his way down a rocky slope close to a fence before he falls out of view.

A huge search was launched last week involving police, firefighters with drones, Greek Red Cross workers, divers, a search dog and a helicopter to find Dr Mosley in dangerous conditions and high temperatures before his remains were found by a camera crew.

A huge search was launched last week
A huge search was launched last week -Credit:Tim Merry/Mirror Express

Members of the Symi crisis rescue volunteer team have expressed their 'deepest condolences' to the wife, children and friends of Mosley for the 'tragic loss'

“Our team was called in by island authorities to assist in the search investigation on the very first night of his disappearance and we immediately began with a first night search,” a statement said.

“We continued all the coming days to participate in the investigations together with firefighters, police officers and other volunteers, as always directed by the head of the investigation. High temperatures and rough spots made this mission particularly difficult, and unfortunately, the outcome was one we all know.”