Footage shows Dr Michael Mosley, 67, walking past a house with a tarpaulin covered speedboat sitting on the road

Police have released CCTV showing a new last sighting of Dr Michael Mosely at 2pm last Wednesday  – two hours before he tragically died ‘of heat exhaustion’ on a Greek hillside on the island of Symi.

The footage shows Dr Mosley, 67, clutching his distinctive purple umbrella to protect him from the fierce sun as he walks past a house with a tarpaulin covered speedboat in the drive.

He is seen heading for a trail that leads towards Agia Marina 1.5 miles away, where he died at around 4pm. He was intending to head to his holiday apartment where he was staying on Symi after being dropped off by boat at St Nicholas beach at 1.30pm.

The 67-year-old Mail columnist had been on the boat trip with his wife Dr Clare Bailey – but decided he wanted to walk back to their holiday apartment from St Nicholas rather than get the boat back.

Tragically, an interim coroner’s report says he died two hours later, from heat exhaustion after getting lost and wandering for 90 minutes over the nearby hillside in 40C heat.

His body was found on Sunday morning following five days of searching by a perimeter fence at the Agia Marina beach resort and just 50 yards from safety.

Footage shows Dr Michael Mosley, 67, walking past a house with a tarpaulin covered speedboat sitting on the road

Footage shows Dr Michael Mosley, 67, walking past a house with a tarpaulin covered speedboat sitting on the road

Dr Mosley was found dead on the Greek island of Symi on Sunday morning after taking the wrong turn onto a mountain path

Dr Mosley was found dead on the Greek island of Symi on Sunday morning after taking the wrong turn onto a mountain path 

His body was discovered here just a mere 260ft from a beach resort and safety

Dr Michael Mosley carried with him a small bottle of water as he made his tragic trek across the mountains. The map above reveals his final moments

Dr Michael Mosley carried with him a small bottle of water as he made his tragic trek across the mountains. The map above reveals his final moments

Police say Dr Michael Mosley died of ‘heat exhaustion’ after ‘sitting down and losing consciousness’ just yards from a holiday resort after walking across the Greek island of Symi in searing 40C heat. 

A five-day search for the much-loved health guru ended in tragedy on Sunday morning when his body was found face up in a rocky area at the resort of Agia Marina.

The initial post-mortem examination carried out by Rhodes coroner Despina Nethena showed that there was no third party involvement and no ‘criminal’ element involved – but a definite cause of death has yet to be established. 

It is thought Dr Mosley may have sat down to gather himself after being overcome with exhaustion and by effects of the heat having taken a wrong turn down a mountain path. 

Dimos Kotsidaras, police commander for Symi, said: ‘It looks like cause of death was heat exhaustion after walking in high temperatures from St Nicholas to Agia Marina.’ 

Police and the coroner are also investigating footage from the restaurant seen by MailOnline which shows Dr Mosley wandering in a confused state for twenty minutes before collapsing last Wednesday.

Temperatures at the time had been nudging 40C and the excessive heat is thought to have played a role in his death.

In the video he appears to pause momentarily by the perimeter wall, resting one hand on it and then he loses his balance and disappears from sight.

Symi Crisis Rescue Volunteer Team posted a message of condolence to on Dr Michael Mosley’s wife, children, relatives and friends for their ‘tragic loss’.

It said: ‘Our team was called in by island authorities to assist in the search investigation on the very first night of his disappearance and we immediately began with a first night search.

‘We continued all the coming days to participate in the investigations together with firefighters, police officers and other volunteers, as always directed by the head of the investigation.

‘High temperatures and rough spots made this mission particularly difficult, and unfortunately, the outcome was one we all know.’

Dr Mosley pictured with his wife Clare filming at Colwyn Bay, in Wales, on May 10 just weeks before his death

Dr Mosley pictured with his wife Clare filming at Colwyn Bay, in Wales, on May 10 just weeks before his death

This map shows the different paths across the Greek island which were available

Dr Mosley died two and a half hours after leaving his wife Dr Claire Bailey on a beach

Dr Mosley died two and a half hours after leaving his wife Dr Claire Bailey on a beach 

Dr Mosley was captured on CCTV carrying an umbrella in the town of Pedi before he made a wrong turn onto a mountain path

Dr Mosley was captured on CCTV carrying an umbrella in the town of Pedi before he made a wrong turn onto a mountain path 

Flowers left by close family and friends who were visiting the spot where Dr Mosley's body was found

Flowers left by close family and friends who were visiting the spot where Dr Mosley’s body was found

A direction sign pointing toward Agia Marina on a rocky path in the hills of Pedi (Pedi centre pictured in the distance, right), a small fishing village

A direction sign pointing toward Agia Marina on a rocky path in the hills of Pedi (Pedi centre pictured in the distance, right), a small fishing village

MailOnline retraced the route and it should only have taken five minutes but Dr Mosley appeared to be wandering for twenty minutes before disappearing from view.

According to the coroner, Dr Mosley died at around 4pm on the day he disappeared.

Restaurant staff on the island of Symi have revealed their heartbreak and admitted how they missed the body of Dr Michael Mosley is a ‘mystery’ as tragic details of his final trek emerged.

Dr Mosley’s trek across the mountains in the merciless sun were revealed last night – as questions grow over how rescuers failed to find him during their five-day search.

He was found at around 10.30am on Sunday by a restaurant manager at Agia Marina.

A staff member said: ‘How we missed him is a mystery. He was in distress suffering from exhaustion but nobody saw him. This is heartbreaking.’

The doctor was captured on CCTV footage by a beach restaurant stumbling around for several minutes before the 67-year-old gingerly picked his way down a slope close to a perimeter fence before then falling out of view.

It is then thought he carried on around the fence before he fell to where his body was found.

It comes as questions were raised over how the TV doctor’s body lay undiscovered for so long.

The aerial map above shows the spot where Dr Mosley's body which brought a tragic end to a five day search for the much-loved health guru

The aerial map above shows the spot where Dr Mosley’s body which brought a tragic end to a five day search for the much-loved health guru

He is thought to have set out for Symi but made the mistake of taking a difficult mountain route

He is thought to have set out for Symi but made the mistake of taking a difficult mountain route

Claire Bailey (right) has paid tribute to her 'brilliant' husband Dr Michael Mosley (left) - they are seen together here appearing on ITV's This Morning in June 2019

Claire Bailey (right) has paid tribute to her ‘brilliant’ husband Dr Michael Mosley (left) – they are seen together here appearing on ITV’s This Morning in June 2019

Local cameraman Antonios broke down in tears when talking about the body's discovery

Local cameraman Antonios broke down in tears when talking about the body’s discovery

On the previous day a search-and-rescue helicopter had circled above the scene.

Ilias Tsavaris, 38, said he was alerted by the restaurant’s owners who had received a call from Symi’s mayor.

‘The mayor had seen something unusual from a water taxi and I was told to go up there and check it out. As I approached, I saw something glinting in the sun – his watch. As I got close I knew it was him. Horrifying.’

Restaurant CCTV footage shows a customer who could have potentially heard a cry for help walking close to where Dr Mosley lay. 

Sources said Dr Mosley’s wife was not expected to visit the scene but will likely return to the UK from Rhodes, an hour by boat from Symi.

Police sources ruled out foul play but said it was not possible at this stage to determine how he died. 

A spokesman for the coroner said: ‘It looks like it was a fall but we need to establish whether he had a medical episode before that and it will take time.’

His wife Dr Clare Bailey had waved him off after they had spent the morning at the idyllic beach with friends after arriving just the day before for a week’s holiday.

Setting off with a single small bottle of water but crucially no phone, father-of-four Dr Mosley said he was heading back to the three-bedroom Merchant House apartment in Symi where they were staying with friends.

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