Michael Mosley search ramps up after CCTV shows doctor 'after coastal walk'

Michael Mosley seen in Pedi after crossing the coastal route many feared he had run into trouble on
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CCTV footage suggests TV doctor Michael Mosley managed to successfully navigate a coastal path before being reported missing. Clips show Dr Mosley on the main road of Pedi at 1.50pm on Wednesday afternoon.

This was approximately 20 minutes after he is believed to have embarked on a coastal hike. Until now, it was widely speculated that he may have collapsed or fallen from a cliff during his walk.

The CCTV footage was disseminated by local site MEGA after being retrieved by police officers who have been searching the island of Symi where the presenter was holidaying with his wife Dr Clare Bailey.

A second image was captured on surveillance cameras outside the Blue Corner Cafe on Pedi Beach. It show dad-of-four Dr Mosley shielding himself from the sun with an umbrella as he walks past. Greek authorities report they are conducting a significant search and rescue operation on Symi, the small eastern Aegean island.

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However, despite their best efforts, they have yet to locate the British doctor, reports the Mirror. On Friday, the police announced that the coast guard, police and fire department were all participating in the search, deploying a helicopter, drones and a police sniffer dog. They have found no trace of the 67 year old who had been holidaying on the island.

Authorities have concentrated their search for Mosely between Agios Nikolaos, where he is believed to have begun his walk, and Symi town. Officials considered whether he might have left the island entirely, but found no evidence of anyone travelling under his name. The Foreign Office has announced it is liaising with Greek officials regarding the investigation.

Back in 2002, Mosley earned an Emmy nomination for his role as executive producer on the BBC science documentary "The Human Face," hosted by Monty Python legend John Cleese and featuring a host of celebrities including Elizabeth Hurley, Pierce Brosnan, and David Attenborough.

Mosley, a frequent guest on UK TV and radio and a Daily Mail columnist, gained international fame following the release of his 2013 book "The Fast Diet," written in collaboration with journalist Mimi Spencer. The book outlines the "5:2 diet" method, advocating two days of minimal calorie intake per week, balanced with five days of healthy eating.