Dr Michael Mosley search resumes as mayor says there's 'no chance' they will stop looking

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The search for Dr Michael Mosley on the Greek island of Symi is continuing, with the mayor vowing to leave no stone unturned.

Due to fading light on Friday (June 7), the search was halted to find the TV doctor, but efforts have restarted this morning. At 6am, firefighters began scouring the 6.5km radius over a mountainous area, surrounded by the sea, says Manolis Tsimpoukas, who organises searches for missing people on the Dodecanese Islands.

The PA News Agency asked whether there have been any sightings of Dr Mosley, but the search co-ordinator said "nothing, nothing". He said if anything had been discovered, they would find him within the hour but the area "is very dangerous".


Dr Mosley, 67, disappeared on Wednesday whilst hiking towards the island's centre. Drones, police and firefighters have been scouring the area for the writer, with divers and coastguards also helping with the search, My London reports.

Locals have also joined the search, using their own boats in hopes of finding him as the situation got increasingly urgent as the days have gone by. CCTV footage shows Dr Mosley entering a mountainous path from Pedi's quaint marina at around 2pm on Wednesday.

Greek Red Cross team search the hills between the towns of Symi and Pedi for missing Dr Michael Mosley
Greek Red Cross team search the hills between the towns of Symi and Pedi for missing Dr Michael Mosley -Credit:Tim Merry/Mirror Express

Speaking through a translator, the island's mayor Eleftherios Papakaloudoukas expressed concerns over the troublesome heat of around 40C on the day the doctor disappeared. Due to the temperature, the search dog was only able to work for an hour this morning.

Papakaloudoukas has been the mayor for more than two decades and says the area they believe the doctor travelled through is "difficult to pass" and "only rocks". The mayor also added it is populated by "loads" of snakes, but hopes Dr Mosley is found “safe and alive” and said “all the community is so sad about this, (it has) never happened before”.