Drones search for Dr Michael Mosley as Martin Lewis and Jeremy Vine speak

Dr Michael Mosley vanished in Greece
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Drones are being used in the search for TV doctor and columnist Michael Mosley after he went missing while holidaying in Greece. Concern has been growing for the 67-year-old, who has not been seen since yesterday (Wednesday, June 5).

A search and rescue operation is under way in Symi, one of the Dodecanese Islands, for Mosley. Police have said they were informed about the 'disappearance of the 67-year-old British national' on Wednesday (June 5).

Authorities have launched an 'investigation' to find him, reports PA. Searches are being 'carried out by the fire brigade with the assistance of forces of the Hellenic Police, Civil Protection, volunteers and a police dog, while technical means such as drones are also used.'

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Firefighters said they were asked to help with the search at around 11.15am today (Thursday, June 6). Reports say that a total of six firefighters, a vehicle and a drone team were sent from the nearby island of Rhodes to help, arriving in Symi at about 2pm.

A post shared on Facebook said Mosley went for a walk from St Nicholas Beach at around 1.30pm on Wednesday (June 5) but had not returned by this morning (June 6). A spokesman for the Foreign Office said: “We are supporting the family of a British man who is missing in Greece and are in contact with the local authorities.”

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Mosley is best known for his appearances on The One Show and ITV This Morning. He also fronted the Channel 4 show 'Michael Mosley: Who Made Britain Fat?' and was part of the BBC series 'Trust Me, I Am A Doctor.'

Trust Me I Am A Doctor star Saleyha Ahsan wrote on X that the news was 'shocking' and that she was hoping Mosley would be 'found safe.' “I literally feel sick with worry,” Ahsan added.

Presenter Jeremy Vine said: “I am praying this lovely man is found and thinking of Claire and the whole Mosley family.” Martin Lewis wrote on X: “Feeling disturbed about the news about Dr Michael Mosley. I hope he is OK.”

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