Godfather of Fasting Dr. Michael Mosley Missing on Family Holiday

By Reuters

Godfather of Fasting Dr. Michael Mosley Missing on Family Holiday
Well-known British journalist Michael Mosley was missing on Thursday (June 6) after taking a coastal walk alone on the Greek island of Symi, police officials said.

The TV doctor was last seen at 1:30pm local time (1030 GMT) on Wednesday (June 5) when he set out on a short stroll along a path between Agios Nikolaos beach to the village of Pedi, one of the officials said.

His wife reported him missing on Thursday morning.

A search operation was launched by police, the coast guard and the fire brigade on the small island in the eastern Aegean Sea near Turkey, another official said.

More than 20 people were assisting efforts to locate him, with drones and a helicopter, while a search and rescue dog was also expected to arrive on the island to take part in the search, a police official said.

Local photographer and eyewitness Panormitis Chatzigiannakis said authorities were searching the entire island using drones.

Mosley, 67, is a broadcaster well known in the UK for programs including the BBC series Trust Me, I’m a Doctor. He also appeared on BBC’s The One Show and ITV’s This Morning.

He popularised the 5:2 diet which endorses intermittent fasting.

Symi is a sparsely populated rocky island about 10 miles long with around 2,500 residents.

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