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    How Michael Mosley's body was finally found just yards from a resort after a three-day search.

    Greek police at the site where Dr Mosley's body was discovered. Photo: Jeff Gilbert

    The film crew on the boat were 330 yards offshore when they first spotted Dr. Mosley. 

    Cameraman Antonios said: “When we approached the beach of Agia Marina, I noticed something black behind the fence at the end of the beach. 

    “I wasn't sure, so I took the picture as close as I could. It was about 300 meters away. I saw something and wasn’t sure… We came a little closer, about 200 meters.

    “The description exactly matches the guy we are looking for. I'm very sorry for the family. I'm sorry I was the one who found it. I wish we had better news.”

    “It was a rocky place with sharp stones. I guess he got dizzy, sat down to rest and lost consciousness. This is my guess.”

    Drone footage shows the area where Dr Mosley's body was found. Photo: Panormitis Hatzigiannakis

    Questions remain why Dr Mosley didn't make it to the beach bar when he was so close.

    He arrived in Symi on Tuesday with his wife, Dr Claire Bailey Mosley, to stay with friends who have a house on the island. Dr Mosley's brother Arthur said he was in “good spirits” and was looking forward to the trip.

    On Wednesday morning, the group decided to take a taxi boat from Symi port to the coast. They stopped at St Nicholas Beach, where 67-year-old Dr Mosley went for a swim in the sea.

    They are believed to have whiled away the morning near the St Nicholas Beach restaurant. The café's security camera showed Dr Mosley entering the bathroom at around 1pm local time.

    But the return boat trip was not due until 4pm and Dr Mosley, who enjoyed walking around the island, decided to make the 2.2-mile walk himself, telling his wife and friends he would see them at the villa. /p>

    Wearing a blue polo shirt and blue shorts, sunglasses and a baseball cap, he carried a small backpack and an umbrella to protect himself from the scorching sun in temperatures up to 47°C.

    < img src= "/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/8ae7d6ba95fcea2fc1780cdfb3e93bed.jpg" /> Dr Mosley carried an umbrella to protect himself from the scorching sun

    Chrisa Zaurodi, who works at St Nicholas Beach Bar, remembers seeing Dr Mosley on Wednesday morning and his wife on a sun lounger in the shade of a tree.

    She said: “I saw him walking along the beach. and then walked up the steps [to the path]. He walked about halfway, and then looked, went down and returned to his wife.

    “Some time later I saw him leave. He paused to look at the drinks at the bar and then returned to the steps. It was around 1:30 p.m. He carried a purple umbrella. I didn't see him again. It was very hot, too hot, like today. It seemed strange to me to walk when it was so hot.”

    Dr. Mosley set off at 1:30 p.m. He walked from the beach, known in Greek as Agios Nikolaos, along a clearly marked cliff-top path to the small resort of Pedi. There, about 20 minutes later, he was captured on CCTV cameras near the Blue Corner cafe.

    From Pedi, the direct route back to Symi town would have taken around 40 minutes on foot and would have passed through the village of Chorio. He would have had to turn off the village at Pedi.

    But at around the same time, Dr Mosley was captured on a separate CCTV camera appearing to be walking along a dangerous mountain path that led in the opposite direction, to the other side of the headland to the east.


    This route would have added three hours to the walk along the old path he initially appeared to be following. The rocky path rises above the rugged limestone terrain and roughly follows the coastline. However, it is not a marked path and guidebooks warn that it is “technically challenging” terrain.

    If he had managed to stick to the path, Dr Mosley would eventually have reached the perimeter of a popular beach bar. in Agia Marina.

    Police fear that, perhaps disorientated and aware he had already taken a wrong turn, he veered off the road in an attempt to turn back. This would have taken him further inland.

    Dr Mosley could well have been suffering from the effects of heat exhaustion, which can cause fatigue, dizziness and nausea.

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