Dr Michael Mosley latest as body 'found by TV crew'

Search team at Agia Marina in Symi
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A body has been discovered in a rocky area beside Agia Marina during the search for TV doctor Michael Mosley. But it is reported that it was actually TV crews and not rescue teams who made the tragic discovery.

Dr Mosley went missing while on holiday on the Greek island of Symi on Wednesday. He had been on holiday with his wife Dr Clare Bailey and friends.

ITV News reported the body had been spotted by a Greek TV crew who was hired to film the area. A police source speaking about the discovery of a body - which has yet to be identified - told BBC News the deceased had been dead "for a number of days".

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Formal identification of the remains is yet to take place to discover if it is Dr Michael Mosley. The body was reportedly found close to an umbrella.

Dr Mosley was last spotted on CCTV walking with an umbrella to shade him from the swelteringly high temperatures on the island, which has been experiencing a heatwave. This morning, a rescue dog was sent back to Athens with reports that its feet were burnt after the search.

The rescue mission had started focussing on a 7km stretch which was steep and rocky as it was feared that the TV doctor might have 'got lost'. Known locally as The Abyss, the area has underground tunnels filled with water.

Mayor Papakaloudoukas said the area where Mosley is believed to have travelled through was "difficult to pass" and is "only rocks". It is also populated by "loads" of snakes.

Mayor Eleftherios Papakaloudoukas said: "We know he came through Pedi and then walked onwards towards Agia Marina - it is about two miles and a harder walk than from St Nicholas. If he did try and walk that way to Symi then that is a big mistake.”