New CCTV shows Dr Michael Mosley on tragic final walk 2 hours before he died from ‘heat exhaustion’

TRAGIC new footage shows Dr Michael Mosley clutching an umbrella on his final walk two hours before he died.

The TV favourite, 67, was found dead just 90 seconds from the safety of a beach resort bar on the Greek island of Symi on Sunday.

CCTV showed  Dr Michael Mosley walking two hours before he died.

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CCTV showed Dr Michael Mosley walking two hours before he died.Credit: MEGA – Greek tv
Dr Mosley left his wife and friends on a beach in Symi to walk home alone on Wednesday

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Dr Mosley left his wife and friends on a beach in Symi to walk home alone on Wednesday
Dr Mosley had been on holiday on the island of Symi

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Dr Mosley had been on holiday on the island of SymiCredit: Rex
Dr Mosley was found just a 90-second walk away from help as he came within reach of the bar at the Agia Marina

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Dr Mosley was found just a 90-second walk away from help as he came within reach of the bar at the Agia Marina

Dr Mosley disappeared after deciding to walk back to his accommodation after visiting St Nikolas beach with his wife and two friends on Wednesday.

His wife Clare Bailey raised the alarm on Wednesday evening after her husband failed to return back to Symi town from what should have been a 20-minute walk.

Dr Mosley is understood to have taken a wrong turn – ending up on a rocky, mountainous trek for nearly two hours in unforgiving 37C heat.

After a four-day search, the health guru’s body was found on Sunday morning.

Now new CCTV has been released by police showing the dad-of-four walking past a house holding his umbrella at 2pm on Wednesday – half an hour after he started his journey back.

It is thought Dr Mosley, known for popularising the 5:2 diet and for his appearances on The One Show and This Morning, died just two hours later from heat exhaustion after getting lost.

Tragically, he was just yards from the safety of beach resort Agia Marina.

The Sun has seen the CCTV which appeared to show Dr Mosley’s last movements – showing him struggling in Symi’s rocky terrain.

Grainy video showed the TV doc making his way down towards the wall between the hills and beach before sinking to the ground in the spot where his body was found four days later.

A coroner has concluded Dr Mosley sat down on the slope before losing consciousness.

I was there when Michael Mosley was found & was close to tears, it’s tragic he was 90 secs from help

The way he was positioned suggests he chose to lie down as his body was found with his legs raised on a rock without any sign of external injuries.

There is no indication that he was hit in the head or that he collapsed while walking, police sources said.

The Sun found Dr Mosley lying in a peaceful prone position.

Rhodes coroner Despina Nethena is said to have found that the condition of the body has made it impossible to determine a cause of death so far.

Further testing is underway and the results are needed before an exact cause of death can be found.

It appears that Dr Mosley, who had walked for more than two hours and was found in a shaded spot by the wall having taken off his rucksack, was following routine medical advice used to prevent fainting.

Timeline of Dr Mosley’s disappearance

WEDNESDAY JUNE 5

  • 1.30pm: Dr Mosley decides to walk home alone to his holiday home in the town of Symi after going for a swim at a beach
  • 1.50pm: The walk home is said to take around 20 minutes from Saint Nikolaos beach despite the doctor never making it back
  • 1.52pm: CCTV catches Dr Mosley walking past a shop in Pedi
  • Approx 2.20pm: Witnesses claim to have seen Dr Mosley talking to an elderly man in the town with one other person present
  • 2.30pm-5pm: Doc was last seen on a house camera on a treacherous path heading towards the Agia Marina
  • 7.30pm: Dr Mosley’s wife, Dr Clare Bailey, raises the alarm and calls cops

THURSDAY JUNE 6

  • 10.30am: Police file missing person report and the search gets underway
  • 11am: Police appeal for any information
  • 2pm: Six firefighters, a vehicle and a drone team were all seen arriving in Symi from Rhodes
  • 7pm: Helicopters deployed over the island
  • 8pm: First day of the search called off for the night

FRIDAY JUNE 7

  • 7am Extra police squadrons, coast guard officials, specially-trained sniffer dogs and military helicopters helped in the search
  • 5pm The first CCTV images are released of Dr Mosley with his umbrella near the Blue Corner bar

SATURDAY JUNE 8

  • 7am Police launch a search of a new area of around 7km as they step up the hunt
  • 10.50am: New CCTV is released showing Mosley leaving Pedi and heading towards mountainous path
  • 11am Symi’s mayor says ‘no chance’ search will be called off until he is found
  • 12pm Mosley’s wife Clare says the family will ‘not lose hope’ but confesses the last few days have been ‘unbearable’
  • 3pm A helicopter joins the search effort in the mountains

SUNDAY JUNE 9

  • 10.50am Body found in the search close to caves known as ‘The Abyss’
  • 11am Police say they believe the body to be that of Dr Mosley
  • 2.50pm Body removed by boat from Symi
  • 3.30pm Dr Clare Bailey confirms her ‘wonderful’ husband’s death

The NHS website encourages individuals who are feeling faint to lie down with their legs raised if they are ever feeling faint.

Agia Marina, a beach resort where he was found, was said to be one of the hottest areas in the region.

Temperatures between Wednesday and Sunday, when he was missing in the Greek island of Symi, were sometimes above 40C which accelerated the decomposition.

Symi mayor Lefteris Papakaloudoukas said the island was ” in complete shock”, adding: “We are saddened and in complete shock.

“Everyone wanted to find him alive. It’s been hard, very hard and no one ever thought we’d ever find him where we did, so near to the beach.”

His heartbroken wife Dr Clare Bailey Mosley, 67, said on Sunday: “He so very nearly made it.”

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Dr Mosley waved goodbye to his wife Clare before vanishing on Symi

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Dr Mosley waved goodbye to his wife Clare before vanishing on SymiCredit: Rex
A search team at Agia Marina in Symi, Greece

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A search team at Agia Marina in Symi, GreeceCredit: PA
The 67-year-old was spotted walking around Pedi with an umbrella to shelter from the sun

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The 67-year-old was spotted walking around Pedi with an umbrella to shelter from the sunCredit: Enterprise
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