Michael Mosley 'nearly made it' says wife Dr Clare Bailey Mosley as she says he is dead

Dr Michael Mosley and Dr Clare Bailey
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The wife of Michael Mosley has confirmed his death as she said he 'so very nearly made it'. She said she was devastated to lose her 'brilliant' husband.

She said she and her family had been moved by the public support offered since his disappearance on the island of Symi on Wednesday. It comes after rescuers found a body this morning, Sunday, June 9.

Dr Clare Bailey Mosley said Dr Mosley had carried out an 'incredible climb' and 'so very nearly made it' before collapsing near a bar.

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“I don’t know quite where to begin with this. It’s devastating to have lost Michael, my wonderful, funny, kind and brilliant husband.

“We had an incredibly lucky life together. We loved each other very much and were so happy together.

“I am incredibly proud of our children, their resilience and support over the past days. My family and I have been hugely comforted by the outpouring of love from people from around the world. It’s clear that Michael meant a huge amount to so many of you.

“We’re taking comfort in the fact that he so very nearly made it. He did an incredible climb, took the wrong route and collapsed where he couldn’t be easily seen by the extensive search team.

“Michael was an adventurous man, it’s part of what made him so special. We are so grateful to the extraordinary people on Symi who have worked tirelessly to help find him.

"Some of these people on the island, who hadn’t even heard of Michael, worked from dawn till dusk unasked. We’re also very grateful to the press who have dealt with us with great respect.

“I feel so lucky to have our children and my amazing friends. Most of all, I feel so lucky to have had this life with Michael. Thank you all.”

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