People sit on the beach of Agios Nikolaos, from where British doctor and television presenter Michael Mosley is believed to have set out, on the southeastern Aegean Sea island of Symi, Greece, Friday, June 7, 2024. ANTONIS MYSTILOGLOU/AP

Search underway for Michael Mosley, TV presenter and doctor who is missing after going for walk in Greece

An ongoing major search and rescue operation on the Greek island of Symi has still not located British doctor and television presenter Michael Mosley, who went missing on Wednesday afternoon after reportedly going for a walk, Greek police say.

The coast guard, police and fire department were involved in the search, with a helicopter, drones and a police sniffer dog deployed, police said Friday. They have found no trace of the 67-year-old who had been vacationing on the island.

The search was focusing on the area between Agios Nikolaos, the coastal area from where Mosely apparently set off on his walk, and the island’s main town of Symi. Authorities had also looked into whether he might have left the island altogether, but found no indication that anyone had traveled under his name.

The Reuters news agency reports Mosley’s mobile phone was not with him.

“Probably he fell into the sea and washed away, or something else has happened,” Symi Mayor Lefteris Papakalodoukas told the news agency.

Police were also looking into reports he spoke to locals during his walk.

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