Michael Mosley lacking on Greece’s Symi island, sparking main search operation | EUROtoday

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LONDON — Authorities in Greece are trying to find British tv physician Michael Mosley, who is legendary for popularizing the 5:2 eating regimen and different types of intermittent fasting, after he went lacking on the island of Symi this week.

Greek authorities launched an investigation after being knowledgeable of Mosley’s disappearance Thursday, with the search persevering with Friday, the Greek fireplace service mentioned in an e mail, including that law enforcement officials, the hearth brigade, volunteers and a educated police canine have been all concerned within the search.

The small island is within the jap Aegean Sea and lies round 4 miles off the coast of Turkey.

Mosley, 67, is well-known for co-authoring the 2013 ebook “The Fast Diet.” The plan, later often known as the 5:2 eating regimen, concerned drastically lowering energy for 2 days per week whereas consuming healthily on different days.

He later wrote one other weight reduction ebook, “The Fast 800.”


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An enchantment for details about Mosley, along with a photograph of him carrying a blue polo shirt and baseball cap, was posted on a neighborhood Facebook group Wednesday night, saying that he had set off to stroll again from a neighborhood seashore at about 1:30 p.m. and “failed to make it home.”

Further updates on the put up the next day mentioned {that a} search and rescue crew was despatched from Athens “with drones and other more sophisticated equipment to extend the search.”

A police spokesman mentioned that Mosley’s cellphone was discovered at his lodging, in keeping with the BBC.

Mosley’s disappearance additionally made headlines on Greek information shops Friday, with one newspaper noting that the island had confronted extreme warmth Wednesday. The BBC reported that temperatures on Symi had exceeded 40 levels Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) that day.

According to his private web site, Mosley studied on the University of Oxford and labored as an funding banker earlier than turning to medication. He later joined the BBC as a trainee, and went on to work on science and historical past documentaries.

In 2002, he was nominated for an Emmy award for his work as an government producer on the documentary sequence “The Human Face,” introduced by Monty Python star John Cleese.

In latest years, he has continued to seem repeatedly on British tv.

He and his spouse, Clare Bailey Mosley, a physician who created recipes for his Fast 800 plan, have 4 kids.