Dr Michael Mosley's death confirmed by Greek police as clues 'identify' star

Michael Mosley in blue shirt and round glasses
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Greek police have confirmed that the body found in the search for Dr Michael Mosley is indeed him. He had gone missing on the Greek island of Symi on Wednesday after going on a walk on his own.

While the body has yet to be formally identified, a police spokesperson said "there was no question" it was Dr Mosley. They pointed to clues that had led them to identify the TV doctor.

Konstantina Dimoglou told The Sun: "We have been able to identify him from his watch and clothes. He was found close to a cave on a rocky beach.

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"How long he had survived there is hard to tell but he had walked a very long way. He was close to where he wanted to get to."

The TV doctor had left his wife Clare and friends on St Nicholas beach on Wednesday. His body was discovered around three miles from the beach, a journey that would have taken him around an hour.

It has been reported that Dr Mosley's children - Alex, Jack, Dan and Kate - were heartbreakingly only 350ft away from where the body was discovered today when they retraced their father's steps on Saturday. They had flown to the island on Saturday to join the huge search for their father.

It seems that the This Morning star had walked around the perimeter of a beach bar at Agia Marina and was heading towards the sea. His body was found a few feet from the shore.

Dr Mosley was last seen on CCTV on Wednesday afternoon at 1.30pm heading towards the village of Pedi. The last sighting was at a house at the end of the bay in Pedi heading towards Agia Marina. Temperatures at the time were around 37C.