Michael Mosley search enters its fourth day in 'race against time' as new CCTV emerges

Dr Michael Mosley is currently missing in Greece
-Credit: (Image: Getty / Daily Mirror)


The search across Greece for missing Michael Mosley has entered its fourth day, in what rescuers describe as a 'race against time'.

The 67-year-old TV doctor was reported missing on the Greek island of Symi on Wednesday afternoon (June 5), after he went on a walk on Saint Nikolas beach with his wife, Dr Clare Bailey. CCTV images show Mosley wearing a dark T-shirt and a cap, shaded by an umbrella in the town of Pedi at 2pm - around half an hour after he left the beach.

But more recent camera footage seen by rescuers from a house at the edge of Pedi Dr Mosley entering a mountainous path heading inland. The Mirror reports that one of the rescuers said Mr Mosley's decision was 'inexplicable' - citing how it would have taken a fit, young person three hours to walk the route. They added: "He could be anywhere, it is a race against time."

The island's mayor, Papakalodukas Lefterios also told the publication that search ad rescue teams are currently focusing on a 2km stretch between Pedi and Gialos after water searches came to a halt. He said: "They have not yet found anything - it is a mystery this disappearance."

He added: "I very much doubt there is a criminal aspect in this case. At least as far the local community is concerned. I very much doubt that any of the inhabitants of the island has acted in that way." Lefterios' daughter Mika added that 'a lot of' islanders are also helping with the search, using their own boats over the past two days.

Here's a full timeline of Mosley's last known movements:

Wednesday -

  • 1pm - CCTV footage shows Dr Mosley at a restaurant.

  • 1.30pm - Dr Mosley leaves St Nikolas Beach, believed to have set off on a popular walking route to the small village of Pedi.

  • 3pm - Dr Mosley still had not returned to the accommodation he was staying in, despite the walk being relatively short.

  • 7.30pm - Dr Mosley's wife, Dr Clare Bailey contacts police telling them that her husband has failed to return from the beach.

  • Overnight - Greek police trace Dr Mosley's movements from St Nikolas Beach but are unable to track him down.

Thursday -

  • 11am - Symi Facebook groups start receiving posts asking for local residents to keep an eye out for Dr Mosley.

  • Evening - Dr Mosley is still missing around 24 hours after Dr Bailey's report to the police.

Friday -

  • Afternoon - Symi deputy mayor, Ilias Chaskas told PA that 'divers are looking in the water' and the local coast guard are involved. Symi’s coast guard said: "All our patrol boats are searching … about five and also all the private boats, commercial boats know about the incident and they look for (him) also, in this area, (so this is) the private, the commercial and the patrol (boats looking)."

Saturday -

  • 7am - Search turns to 2km stretch of road between Pedi and Gialos after water searches come to a halt. Mayor says that islanders have been helping local authorities in their search.