Michael Mosley 'felt unwell' moments before leaving friends for walk in 'extreme heat'

Michael Mosley in Buckinghamshire, UK
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As the search for missing TV doctor Michael Mosley enters its third day, new details about his last known movements have emerged. Fears that the 67 year old may have fallen during his walk have led to divers being called in to assist with the search.

The presenter is believed to have left St Nicholas Beach in Symi, Greece, alone at 1:30 pm on Wednesday to return to his accommodation in Pedi, where he was staying with his wife Dr Clare Bailey and two friends. According to the Island's mayor, Eleftherios Papakalodoukas, the route Michael is thought to have taken is rocky, but the walk should have only taken around 10 minutes.

Greek journalist Ionna Niaoti told TalkTV: "It is understood that about 1.30 pm local time, he said he was not feeling very well and he wanted to return home. So he went to a coastal path reaching the closest the village of Pedi, and this was the last time somebody saw him in Pedi."

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She claimed Michael had informed Clare, and their friends, that he was unwell before he set off on the short journey alone. As search and rescue teams, sniffer dogs and volunteers scour the area, there have been reports from locals of seeing the BBC Radio 4 host waiting at a bus stop, reports the Express.

Greek Newspaper Proto Thema reported that this sighting occurred 30 minutes after he left the beach. The publication also suggested that to reach his destination, Michael would have needed to walk approximately 1,000 meters before catching a bus.

Deputy Mayor of Symi Nikitas Gryllis reassured: "The route is passable, it is a passable path. Many old people and foreigners do it. It is only dangerous if you go near the rocks."

He also went on to say: "There is testimony that he was seen at two in the afternoon at the bus stop. There is no information if he got on the bus and if he got off at a certain stop. The person who saw him has also told this to the Police and the Fire Department."