Body found in Symi search for missing presenter

A body has been found during the search for TV and radio presenter Dr Michael Mosley on the Greek island of Symi.

The 67-year-old man went missing on Wednesday after setting out for a walk from Agios Nikolaos beach.

The body – which has not yet been formally identified – was found in a rocky area next to Agia Marina beach on Sunday.

Mayor Symi said the body was found while teams were searching along the coast using cameras.

A police source told BBC News that the deceased had been dead “for several days”.

The body was found next to a fence, about 30 meters from the beach and could be seen from the beach.

The PA news agency reported the body was first found by a bar manager along with British journalists. after the island’s mayor “saw something” by the bar fence and alerted staff.

Agia Marina bar manager Ilias Tsavaris said rescuers searched the area daily by helicopter.

Greek authorities conducted an extensive search for Dr Mosley over five days, an effort that included firefighters, dogs, helicopters, drones, local residents and officers from Symi and outside the island.

His four children also joined his wife, Dr. Clare Bailey Mosley, on the island.

Dr. Mosley studied medicine in London and earned a medical degree and over the past few decades has worked as a presenter, documentary producer, journalist and author.

He is known for television shows including Trust Me, I’m a Doctor and the BBC Radio 4 podcast Just One Thing.

He also appeared on BBC One’s The One Show and ITV’s This Morning.

Dr. Mosley is also a columnist for the Daily Mail.

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