Dr Michael Mosley update as search called off following 'bus' sighting

-Credit: (Image: AP)
-Credit: (Image: AP)

Emergency crews have called off the search for Dr Michael Mosley tonight, but will continue again tomorrow morning. The search was reportedly stopped at 8pm Greek time on Friday evening as dusk fell.

It comes after CCTV of the TV doctor, who had been holidaying in the area with his wife Dr Clare Bailey, showed he had made it to the town of Pedi after concerns he may have fallen on a coastal path walking back there. Greek officials are now focussing their search a two-kilometre stretch of land between Pedi and Gialos, where he was staying.

They have confirmed searches of the sea have been called off. The local mayor’s daughter Mika Papakalodouka told the PA news agency that “a lot of” island residents had joined the search using their own boats to find British national Mr Mosley, who disappeared in high temperatures while the island was hit by a heatwave.

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Ms Papakalodouka told PA: “It is a small island, people talk. We’re good people actually here. Everybody is looking for him.

“It’s such a small island to get lost on. It’s so weird for us. Everybody is worried and looking for him.”

Witnesses earlier said they had seen the doctor at a bus stop in Pedi. Firefighters, police, the coast guard, sniffer dogs, helicopters and drones had all been deployed in the search for the missing doctor. But no sight of him has yet been found on the small island.