Missing Dr Michael Mosley's wife says 'we will not lose hope' during 'unbearable' wait for news

The wife of TV doctor Michael Mosley has issued a moving statement about her missing husband. Dr Clare Bailey said the days following the health guru's disappearance had been the "longest and most unbearable" for her and their four children.

Dr Mosley vanished on the Greek island of Symi on Wednesday afternoon. He was spotted walking through the town of Pedi at 1.52pm - around 20 minutes after he'd set off from St Nickolas beach along a hiking trail.

A huge search-and-rescue mission is now under way, with helicopters, drones, dogs and a number of emergency responders scouring the island for any sign of the ITV This Morning regular. Dr Bailey said the family were "incredibly grateful" for those "working tirelessly to help find Michael", adding: "We will not lose hope."

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Her full statement read: "It has been three days since Michael left the beach to go for a walk. The longest and most unbearable days for myself and my children.

"The search is ongoing and our family are so incredibly grateful to the people of Symi, the Greek authorities and the British Consulate who are working tirelessly to help find Michael. We will not lose hope."

The Mirror reports that Dr Mosley was last seen by CCTV at a grey-stoned house beside a harbour on the island. It's believed he may have walked along a steep uphill concrete road.