Michael Mosley's wife Clare and kids join search as rescue teams enter 'The Abyss' caves

Fire and rescue services are desperately hunting for the TV doctor
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Rescue teams have courageously entered a daunting area known as "The Abyss" in a desperate search for the missing TV doctor, Michael Mosley.

The search has escalated with police and fire brigade units joining forces to probe the complex network of underground passages where the 67 year old British doctor disappeared last Wednesday during a hike on the Greek island of Symi.

Mosley was last seen heading alone from St Nicholas Beach back to his accommodation in Pedi, where he planned to meet his wife Dr Clare Bailey and two friends around 1:30 pm. Now into its fourth day, the operation involves firefighters who are thoroughly searching water-filled tunnels near Agia Marina, according to the Express.

Described as vast and seemingly endless, these submerged tunnels stretch extensively. A local waiter described the perilous conditions: "It's like a deep system of tunnels, but it is full of water and can spread for kilometres."

He warned, "If there is a hole and you fall, you lose your sense of balance and drown there. They don't call it 'The Abyss' for nothing. There's definitely something odd happening.", reports Yorkshire Live.

CCTV footage last captured Mosley near the marina in the village of Pedi, walking with an umbrella. Earlier footage from a nearby residence showed him approaching a mountain trail at about 2pm on the day he went missing.

Symi Mayor Eleftherios Papakaloudoukas has voiced skepticism about any chance of survival amid the sweltering temperatures above 40C that characterised the day Mosley vanished. The scorching heat and dry conditions are proving a substantial hindrance to search efforts.

A rescue team member shed light on their struggles as they continue their bid to find the renowned health and dietary expert, with a group of ten navigating across various peaks. Firefighter Stergos Giakoumakis pointed out: "It's not so easy to bring here 100 people, especially this period because it's the most dangerous period."

He further remarked: "Everything is dry and it is too dangerous for firemen to search."

Dr Mosley's wife Clare, along with their four children, have participated in the search near Pedi, following his last sighting heading towards a mountain path known as Agia Marina.