Michael Mosley search is a 'race against time' as TV doctor thought to have taken 'dangerous' route

Michael Mosley
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The search-and-rescue operation for Dr Michael Mosley has been described as a "race against time" as it enters the fourth day. The hunt for the missing TV health guru has switched to a treacherous mountainous path but so far, "nothing" has been found.

Firefighters on the Greek island of Symi began scouring area, which is surrounded by sea, at 6am local time on Saturday, June 8. Manolis Tsimpoukas, who organises searches for missing people on the Dodecanese Islands, said the area was "very dangerous".

When asked if there had been any sign of Dr Mosley, he replied: "Nothing, nothing." The 67-year-old TV doctor was last seen on CCTV at a grey-stoned house beside a harbour on the island, leading officials to think he may have walked along a steep, uphill concrete road.

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Symi's mayor has said there was "no chance" the search would be called off until he is found. Eleftherios Papakaloudoukas said the area where Dr Mosley is believed to have travelled through is "difficult to pass" and is "only rocks" but was populated by "loads" of snakes. Mr Papakaloudoukas said he hoped Dr Mosley was found "safe and alive" and said "all the community is so sad about this".

Emergency crews had paused the search at 8pm Greek time as dusk fell on Friday, June 7. A sniffer dog, called in from Athens to help with the search, was also only able to work for an hour due to the temperature, it has been reported. Follow our live blog for the latest updates on this story.