British TV presenter Michael Mosley found dead on Greek island of Symi

SYMI, Greece — British TV presenter and healthy living advocate Michael Mosley has been found dead on the Greek island of Symi, local authorities confirmed on Sunday. Mosley, 67, had been missing since Wednesday after setting out for a solo walk along a coastal path in intense heat.

“It is certainly him,” said Deputy Mayor Nikitas Grillis, pending formal identification.

Police spokeswoman Constantina Dimoglidou reported that a body, believed to be Mosley’s, was discovered in the area of Agia Marina, north of the village of Pedi and opposite the northeast beach of Agios Nikolaos, where Mosley began his walk. Another police official noted that his body was found on rocky terrain, close to the sea.

Symi Mayor Lefteris Papakalodoukas explained that the discovery was made after he and others, including journalists from state broadcaster ERT, were filming the area from a vessel. “We analyzed the recorded evidence and it was obvious that it was, unfortunately, Mosley,” Papakalodoukas said. “He was found 10 meters from the sea, 10-15 meters from his destination, the beach of Agia Marina, between a fence and a path.”

State TV ERT reported that Mosley was found lying face up with his head on a rock. “It is unclear if he had an accident or if he felt unwell,” Papakalodoukas added.

The coast guard and firefighters were deployed to the scene, according to a Reuters witness. A coroner was en route to Symi in a coast guard vessel, and the body will be transferred to the neighboring island of Rhodes, a police official said.

Mosley, who was on the island with his wife, was last seen alive at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday. His children arrived in Symi on Friday.

Symi, part of the Dodecanese island chain, is about 10 miles long and has 2,500 residents.