Timeline of Michael Mosley’s disappearance: How TV physician went lacking on Greek island of Symi | EUROtoday

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British TV physician and columnist Michael Mosley has gone lacking whereas on vacation on a Greek island. Police have launched a significant search and rescue operation for the 67-year-old.

On Wednesday afternoon, his spouse Dr Clare Bailey raised the alarm when Mosley didn’t return to their resort after going for a stroll on the Dodecanese island of Symi.

Follow the most recent updates on the seek for Michael Mosley right here

Timeline of Mosley’s disappearance

Wednesday, 1.30pm: Dr Mosley was final seen leaving Saint Nikolas seaside at 1.30pm on Wednesday, when he’s believed to have been heading off on the coastal path again to close by Pedi.

Wednesday, 3.00pm: Mr Mosley had nonetheless not returned to the lodging the place he was staying along with his spouse whilst temperatures on Symi reached greater than 40C.

Wednesday, 7.30pm: Dr Mosley’s spouse Dr Clair Bailey raises the alarm after he didn’t return to their resort. His cellphone was nonetheless within the place the place the couple had been staying.

Overnight Wednesday: Local authorities started tracing Mosley’s route however had been unable to seek out him.

Thursday, 11am: An attraction about his disappearance was posted on a neighborhood Facebook group – Friends of Symi — describing Mosley and asking locals to search for him. It learn: “Have you seen this man? He set off to walk back from St Nick’s at about 13.30 and failed to make it home. His friends are concerned as it is 6 hours since they last saw him.

“His name is Dr Mike Mosley and he is a familiar face for many British people.”

Thursday, round 12.00pm: By noon on Thursday Greek authorities had been scouring the coast with police extending the search space from the fast neighborhood of his disappearance.

Thursday, 2.00pm: Firefighters arrived in Symi from close by Rhodes to help within the search operation.

Thursday, 7.00pm: A helicopter from Athens was deployed to help within the seek for 67-year-old Mosley. The search operation now included firefighters, volunteers, cops, a drone, and a police canine. CCTV footage was additionally being reviewed for any indicators of Mosley.

Thursday night time: Local police introduced that the search operation would pause for the night time however would resume with “more men” on Friday morning.

Last photo of Mosley before he went missing, which was posted on a notice on a local Facebook page in Symi
Last photograph of Mosley earlier than he went lacking, which was posted on a discover on a neighborhood Facebook web page in Symi (Supplied)

Friday morning: The search is ready to renew with further personnel and temperatures on Symi are forecast to succeed in as excessive as 48C, making search situations much more difficult.

Meanwhile, mayor Eleftherios Papakalodoukas prompt Mosley might have taken a special path or fallen into the ocean. A police supply was additionally quoted by the Daily Mail as saying that “he may have slipped and fallen, perhaps because of a heart attack along the way”.

Greek police have mentioned that “nothing at this stage can be ruled out”.

“We are focusing on the area of the path we believe Michael would have taken from the beach in Ayios Nikolaos [St Nicholas] to Pedi but as so much time has elapsed since he went missing we have also expanded our search to other parts of the island,” the police mentioned.


Emergency providers and volunteers, alongside helicopters and drones, continued to go looking the mountainous space of Symi the place Dr Mosley is believed to have gone lacking.

His spouse Dr Clare Bailey Mosley and their 4 kids additionally joined the search, the island’s mayor has mentioned, and are set to assist with the operation.

Dr Clare Bailey Mosley mentioned: “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.”

Dr Mosley is a widely known determine from British TV, and for the previous 25 years has been working as a documentary maker and science journalist.

Currently, he hosts the Just One Thing podcast for the BBC and makes common appearances on programmes like This Morning and The One Show.

The TV physician is credited with creating the 5:2 eating regimen as a method of shedding pounds, which entails two days of fasting every week. He has additionally advocated for The Fast 800 eating regimen, which revolves round Mediterranean-style meals and intermittent fasting.