Search For Missing British TV Presenter Continues After CCTV Sighting Takes Authorities In New Direction

The search for Dr Michael Mosley has entered its fourth day on the Greek island of Symi, where the popular doctor and TV presenter went missing on Wednesday following a beach outing with his wife and friends.

The UK media, which have all been covering the story exhaustively, reported Saturday that local authorities are now concentrating their efforts on a part of the coast further away from the route Mosley was expected to take from the beach to his home.

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The BBC reports that a detailed account of Mosley’s last known movements includes him leaving Agios Nikolaos beach in the north-east corner of the island at around 1.30pm. He was expected to reach the town of Pedi where he could take a bus back to his holiday home in Symi, but new CCTV footage shows him – carrying an umbrella, presumably to shield him from the hot afternoon sun – apparently making for a mountainous path inland.

The Daily Mail reports that Mosley’s wife Dr Clare Bailey raised the alarm with authorities Wednesday evening when her husband failed to show up at the holiday home they were visiting on the island. The couple’s four children are now reported to be flying to join her in the search – which has involved divers, patrol boats, helicopters and officials using drones. Local residents have told the British media this week they are flummoxed by Mosley’s disappearance on an island of small population and very little known crime.

Mosley is one of the UK’s best known TV presenters, making his name in a series of nutrition and health documentaries after first working as a producer at the BBC. He is the author of several health books, and is credited with creating the popular 5:2 diet, in which people lose weight by reducing their intake on two days in every week. He also hosts the BBC podcast The One Thing about physical and mental health.

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