Dr Michael Mosley search latest as new CCTV 'sighting' emerges

CCTV of a man believed to be missing TV doctor Michael Mosley
-Credit: (Image: BBC)


New CCTV footage believed to show one of the last-known sightings of missing TV doctor Michael Mosley has emerged.

The images, seen by the BBC, are thought to be of the missing 67-year-old who was last seen on the Greek island of Symi earlier this week. The footage appears to show a man walking steadily with an umbrella next to the marina in the village of Pedi on Wednesday (June 4), heading towards rocky hills. It comes as the search for Dr Mosley enters its fourth day with firefighters searching the area.

Mr Mosley was seen on CCTV near a grey-stoned house beside a harbour on the island. A second piece of CCTV footage from a nearby premises showing a man wearing the same clothes and carrying the same umbrella at 13:50 has now been seen by the BBC.

Symi's mayor Eleftherios Papakaloudoukas has said there is 'no chance' the search for the missing Dr Mosley will be called off until he is found. He said that Dr Mosley's four children have now arrived on the island and are set to join the search for the missing TV doctor, reports the MEN.

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Dr Mosley's wife, Dr Claire Bailey, has been searching the island joined by British friends, Mr Papakaloudoukas added. Speaking through a translator, he questioned how anyone could survive in the heat that topped 40C on the day the TV doctor disappeared.

The mayor of Symi, who has been in office for over 20 years, described the terrain where Dr Mosley is thought to have ventured as "difficult to pass" and consisting of "only rocks". He also mentioned that the area is home to a significant number of snakes.

In their efforts to locate Dr Mosley, firefighters have deployed a drone while they navigate through the intense heat up a mountainous region. The hilltop, which lies between Pedi bay and Agia Marina and is suspected to be part of Dr Mosley's route, offers neither a path nor shade.

Search team in Symi, Greece, where a search and rescue operation is under way for TV doctor and columnist Michael Mosley
Search team in Symi, Greece, where a search and rescue operation is under way for TV doctor and columnist Michael Mosley -Credit:Yui Mok/PA Wire

The landscape is harsh, with dead grass poking through the rocky ground and large stones, while the only signs of life are sparse small shrubs. From near the summit, one can catch a glimpse of a boat floating on the vibrant blue waters of Agia Marina.

A member of the uniformed search team revealed that they have limited their numbers to 10 individuals per summit due to the high risk involved in assembling larger groups during the summer heat. Firefighter Stergos Giakoumakis, speaking from close to one of the peaks, explained: "Because it's not so easy to bring here 100 people, especially this period, because it's the most dangerous period."

He added, "Everything is dry and it is too dangerous for firemen to search."

Giakoumakis also noted that different teams take turns with the search, with a half-hour handover between shifts.

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