'We will not lose hope' - Michael Mosley's wife releases moving statement as search continues

Dr Michael Mosley
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The wife of Michael Mosley, who has been missing for four days on a Greek island, has said she will "not lose hope".

The TV doctor went missing on the island of Symi on Wednesday at 1.52pm, around 20 minutes after setting off from St Nickolas beach on a hiking trail. He was seen walking through the town of Pedi and many believe he may have run into trouble during his hike.

As the search for Michael enters its fourth day, his wife, Dr Clare Bailey Mosley, released a moving statement. As reported in The Mirror, she said: "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."

Helicopters, drones, dogs and a number of emergency responders continue to scour the Dodecanese Island. Local police were informed about the disappearance of the 67-year-old British national on the island on Wednesday. A search is being carried out by the Fire Brigade with the assistance of forces of the Hellenic Police, Civil Protection (a local and regional coordination agency), volunteers and a police dog, with drones also being used to find Dr Mosley.

It is understood Dr Mosley was last seen by CCTV at a grey-stoned house beside a harbour on the island. He may have walked along a steep uphill concrete road. At the end of the street, a small path leads into the rocky landscape which has little vegetation beyond thistles and dry grass.

Eleftherios Papakaloudoukas, the mayor of Symi, has said he will continue the extensive search operation which has involved police, firefighters with drones and divers. Speaking through a translator, the mayor of 22 years questioned how anyone could survive in the heat that topped 40C on the day the 'Trust Me, I'm A Doctor' presenter vanished.