Last known movements of Dr. Michael Mosley captured on CCTV in Symi amid ongoing search

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

New CCTV footage has emerged, believed to show one of the last sightings of missing TV doctor Michael Mosley. The images, viewed by the BBC, are thought to depict the absent 67 year old who was last seen on the Greek island of Symi earlier this week.

The footage seems to show a man strolling with an umbrella next to the marina in the village of Pedi on Wednesday (June 4), heading towards rocky hills. This comes as the search for Dr Mosley enters its fourth day, with firefighters combing the area.

Mr Mosley was captured 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 viewed by the BBC.

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

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 vanished.

The long-serving mayor of Symi has described the treacherous terrain where Dr Mosley is believed to have gone missing as "difficult to pass" and comprising "only rocks", also noting the presence of numerous snakes in the area.

Firefighters, battling against the sweltering heat, have employed a drone to aid in their search for Dr Mosley across mountainous regions. The challenging hilltop terrain, situated between Pedi bay and Agia Marina, lacks both a clear path and shade, and is thought to be on Dr Mosley's intended route.

The unforgiving landscape features brittle dead grass interspersed with large stones and occasional small shrubs, while from higher ground, one can spot boats on the azure waters of Agia Marina below.

A search team member disclosed that they are limiting their numbers to 10 per summit due to the dangers posed by the summer heat, making it risky to gather larger groups. Near one of the summits, firefighter Stergos Giakoumakis stated: "Because it's not so easy to bring here 100 people, especially this period, because it's the most dangerous period."

He further commented on the perilous conditions for the search parties, saying, "Everything is dry and it is too dangerous for firemen to search."

Giakoumakis highlighted that search teams rotate in shifts, with a half-hour handover to ensure continuity in their efforts.