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Michael Mosley’s wife pays tribute to kind husband



Michael Mosley's wife pays tribute to kind husband

By Joe Inwood in Symi and André Rhoden-Paul in LondonBBC Information

ITV/ SHUTTERSTOCK Dr Michael Mosley and Dr Clare Bailey MosleyITV/ SHUTTERSTOCK

The spouse of TV and radio presenter Dr Michael Mosley has paid tribute to her husband after his physique was discovered, following days of searches on the Greek island of Symi.

“It’s devastating to have misplaced Michael, my great, humorous, type and sensible husband,” Dr Clare Bailey Mosley mentioned in a press release confirming his demise.

She mentioned her husband took the fallacious route and collapsed.

The 67-year-old went lacking on Wednesday after setting off on a stroll from Agios Nikolaos seashore.

His physique was discovered on a hillside close to Agia Marina seashore bar within the early hours of Sunday.

Dr Bailey Mosley mentioned: “We had an extremely fortunate life collectively.

“We liked one another very a lot and had been so pleased collectively.”

Dr Mosley was first reported lacking after he left Agios Nikolaos seashore to set off on a stroll at about 13:30 native time (11:30 BST) on Wednesday.

His spouse later reported him lacking.

CCTV footage – believed to be of Dr Mosley – reveals he walked to the opposite facet of the bay amid the extraordinary warmth and throughout rocky terrain, making it an arduous journey.

“We’re taking consolation in the truth that he so very almost made it,” his spouse mentioned.

“He did an unbelievable climb, took the fallacious route and collapsed the place he couldn’t be simply seen by the in depth search staff.

“Michael was an adventurous man, it’s a part of what made him so particular.”

She additionally thanked the “extraordinary” folks on Symi who labored “tirelessly” to seek out her husband.

BBC reporter signifies space the place Dr Mosley’s physique was discovered

Picture of Agia Marina beach near where the body was found

The physique was discovered metres away from persons are having fun with Agia Marina seashore

Symi’s mayor Eleftherios Papakalodouka mentioned the physique was discovered as groups had been looking out the shoreline with cameras.

A police supply informed BBC Information the deceased had been useless “for plenty of days”.

Dr Mosley was discovered subsequent to a fence, with an umbrella shut by, round half-hour stroll from the village of Pedi the place he was final seen.

A bar supervisor who was with journalists discovered the physique, PA information company reported, after the island’s mayor “noticed one thing” by the fence of the bar and alerted employees.

Agia Marina bar supervisor Ilias Tsavaris mentioned: “They referred to as me, they mentioned ‘You already know what, we noticed one thing from far-off, are you able to go and test’.

“So after I walked up I noticed one thing like a physique.”

One police officer, who was a part of the staff recovering Dr Mosley’s physique, apparently broke his leg in the course of the mission.

A coroner has now examined the physique. Police spokeswoman Konstantia Dimoglidou informed the BBC authorities needed to rule out any chance that the demise was the results of a legal act.

Greek authorities had been conducting an intensive seek for Dr Mosley over 5 days amid excessive temperatures.

The trouble has included firefighters, canine, helicopters, drones, native folks and officers from Symi and out of doors the island.

The presenter’s 4 kids had additionally joined his spouse on the island.

Map of Symi pointing out spot where he went missing and where an unidentified body was found

Dr Clare Bailey Mosley added in her assertion she was “vastly comforted by the outpouring of affection” from folks around the globe.

“It’s clear that Michael meant an enormous quantity to so a lot of you,” she mentioned.

Dr Mosley studied medication in London and certified as a health care provider, and for the final two a long time was working as a presenter, documentary maker, journalist and writer.

He was recognized for his TV programmes together with Belief Me, I am a Physician, and BBC Radio 4’s Simply One Factor podcast.

Charlotte Moore, the BBC’s chief content material officer, mentioned the company’s ideas went out to Dr Mosley’s household and mates.

She mentioned: “He was an excellent science broadcaster and programme maker, capable of take advantage of advanced topics easy, however he was additionally captivated with participating and entertaining audiences, inspiring us all to dwell a more healthy, fuller life.”

Dr Saleyha Ahsan, his co-presenter on Belief Me, I am A Physician, informed BBC Information he was a “nationwide treasure” and a “vastly proficient” man.

She additionally praised his “ardour for explaining science to a wider viewers”, including he made it “accessible to anybody and everybody, not only a area of interest scientific crowd”.

Professor Brian Cox mentioned on X, previously Twitter, that Dr Mosley was a “mentor” to different science presenters.

“And, as a lot of our colleagues have already mentioned on right here, he was a genuinely pretty man”, he added.

Dr Mosley was additionally recognized for popularising the 5:2 and the Quick 800 diets, which advocate for intermittent fasting and low-carbohydrate meals.

His diets attracted a whole lot of consideration prior to now, each for his or her strategies and scientific accuracy.

New CCTV seems to point out Michael Mosley strolling in the direction of rocky hills


Wednesday 1330 native time (11:30 BST) – Dr Michael Mosley leaves his spouse Clare on Agios Nikolaos seashore and units off on a stroll

1350 – Man carrying umbrella is seen on CCTV in Pedi

1357 – Similar man is seen once more at Pedi’s marina heading north-east

Thursday 1115 – Police are unable to seek out the presenter, so that they inform Athens and request help from the Greek hearth division

1400 – Greek hearth companies, with six firefighters and a drone staff, arrive in Symi

1900 – Helicopter deployed to help search

Friday – Divers be part of the search within the water round Symi

Saturday 0600 – Firefighters resume seek for Dr Mosley

1400 – His spouse Clare says the Mosley household “is not going to lose hope” and thanks these concerned within the search

Sunday – Authorities in search of Dr Mosley discover a physique

Extra reporting by Nikos Papanikolaou and Sofia Ferreira Santos

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