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CCTV found of TV doctor Michael Mosley appearing to fall on rocky hillside

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Local cameraman details spotting body during search for Michael Mosley

CCTV footage has been found which appears to show Dr Michael Mosley falling while walking down a rocky hillside, close to where his body was discovered.

The TV star’s body was discovered in a rocky area close to Agia Marina beach on Sunday following a major five-day search on the Greek island of Symi.

The 67-year-old was last seen leaving Saint Nikolas beach at around 1.30pm on Wednesday, setting off for a coastal walk in searing heat without his mobile phone.

Tributes have been pouring in for the medic, whose loved ones have described him as “extremely kind” and a “brilliant science broadcaster” after his tragic death.

Dr Mosley’s wife Dr Clare Bailey Mosley confirmed his death, leading the tributes to her “wonderful, funny, kind and brilliant” husband, while the TV doctor’s employers have also been remembering him.

Charlotte Moore, the chief content officer at the BBC, for which Dr Mosley presented a host of programmes, said: “He was a brilliant science broadcaster and programme maker, able to make the most complex subjects simple.”

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I wanted to bring him back alive, said volunteer who led search for TV doctor Michael Mosley

Jannis and Sophia Volas, who have been married for 37 years, have two boys and live near the marina in Symi, had been the chief volunteers heading into the most dangerously rocky parts of Dr Mosley’s suspected routes each day until now.

“It is a very sad day; we always hoped we’d find him alive,” he said, his crinkled, sun-damaged face expressive yet hardened to this kind of tragedy.

Read the full article from Lucy Holden, in Greece, here:

Holly Evans10 June 2024 09:08

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Coroner has ruled out foul play in initial examination

An initial examination by a coroner has ruled out foul play but further tests are due to be carried out on the father-of-four in Rhodes to confirm a cause of death, the Daily Mail has reported.

A spokesman for the coroner said: “It looks like it was a fall but we need establish whether he had a medical episode before that and it will take time.”

At the time of Dr Mosley’s death, temperatures had reached highs of 37 degrees while there was little shade on the rocky hillside where he lost his way.

Emergency services at the scene where Dr Mosley’s body was discovered
Emergency services at the scene where Dr Mosley’s body was discovered (Yui Mok/PA Wire)

Holly Evans10 June 2024 08:56

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Former Labour party deputy leader pays tribute

The former deputy leader of the Labour Party, Lord Tom Watson, has paid tribute to the late Dr Michael Mosley.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Monday, Lord Watson said: “He certainly changed my life. He gave me the idea that I wasn’t broken.

“I remember the moment I first read his book, I read it on a Kindle on holiday in Spain.

“And it was this notion that you can, in some way reverse or put type-2 diabetes into remission with lifestyle changes and nutritional change.

“It was like a light came on in my life, and I just became a real fan of his work and, over the years, he’s helped me maintain that and help millions of others.

“And that’s what great journalism is: he explained very complex ideas of science in a very simple way.

“I met him and it was honestly like meeting a hero, he was a hero to me and I don’t underestimate that.

Dr Michael Mosley has been praised for his life’s work in science and health
Dr Michael Mosley has been praised for his life’s work in science and health (AP)

Holly Evans10 June 2024 08:34

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Greek cameraman spotted body while out on his boat near beach resort

A Greek camerman who discovered Michael Mosley’s body has said he suspects the TV doctor fainted in the extreme heat, after walking along the rocky hillside near the beach resort.

Antonios Mystilovlou told Sky News that he was on a boat and thought he had seen something in the rocks. Once returning to the marina, he looked carefully at his footage before realising what what he was looking at.

“There was the body. He was laying down with his hand on his belly and he’s carrying his bag in his other hand,” he said.

“I think he was planning to get down and got tired, dizzy, I don’t know… sat down and fainted, that’s my guess.

“This is a very, very sad ending for him and his family.”

Holly Evans10 June 2024 08:05

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Map shows location Dr Mosley’s body was discovered

The body of Dr Michael Mosley was discovered by the fence of the Agia Marina resort in Symi, four days after he went missing during a walk.

His wife said his family had taken comfort in the fact that he “very nearly made it” to safety.

His body was discovered near the fence of the resort
His body was discovered near the fence of the resort (Yui Mok/PA Wire)

Holly Evans10 June 2024 07:45

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CCTV appears to show Michael Mosley falling over on rocky hillside

CCTV footage appears to show Dr Michael Mosley falling over close to where his body was found as his widow said he “very nearly made it” to safety.

Dr Clare Bailey Mosley confirmed a body discovered on Sunday morning in a rocky area near Agia Marina beach on the Greek island of Symi was that of her husband, describing the loss as “devastating”.

According to reports, footage found by a beach bar at Agia Marina shows what appears to be the TV doctor making his way down a rocky slope close to a fence before he falls out of view.

His widow said the 67-year-old, who went missing after leaving his wife and friends at Agios Nikolaos beach on Wednesday, appeared to have undertaken an “incredible climb, took the wrong route and collapsed where he couldn’t be easily seen” by emergency search teams.

His body was discovered in a rocky area behind Agia Marina
His body was discovered in a rocky area behind Agia Marina (PA Wire)

Holly Evans10 June 2024 07:33

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Jamie Oliver praises work Mosley did for public health with broadcasting and research

Celebrity chef and healthy eating campaigner Jamie Oliver praised the work Mosley had done for public health with his broadcasting and research.

Oliver wrote on Instagram: “What a wonderfully sweet, kind and gentle man he was. He did such a lot of good for public health with his TV shows and research.

“He was a curious investigator, producer and presenter and often changed the conversation around many public health issues for the better.”

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Tara Cobham10 June 2024 07:00

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Watch: Michael Mosley: Route missing TV doctor suspected to have taken

Michael Mosley: Route missing TV doctor suspected to have taken

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Michael Mosley: TV doctor who popularised 5:2 diet amid health and science work

TV doctor, author and columnist Michael Mosley helped popularise the 5:2 diet and often pushed his body to extreme lengths during his research into health and wellbeing.

His wife, Dr Clare Bailey Mosley, confirmed his death on Sunday after an extensive search operation found his body on the Greek Island of Symi.

The 67-year-old went missing on Wednesday during a walk while holidaying on Symi, one of the Dodecanese Islands.

Tara Cobham10 June 2024 05:00

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Watch: TV doctor Michael Mosley dies aged 67 after going missing on holiday

TV doctor Michael Mosley dies aged 67 after going missing on holiday

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