Michael Mosley’s last moments pinpointed following autopsy | World | News

A coroner has reported the exact time of death of beloved TV doctor Michael Mosley, whose body was found in Greece, dismissing any suspicion of a “criminal act”.

Mosley, who made regular appearances on This Morning and BBC Radio 4’s Just One Thing, was last seen on the island of Symi where he was enjoying a holiday with his wife, Dr Clare Bailey.

After disappearing on a solo walk at around 1.30pm on Wednesday, he was tragically discovered on Sunday.

The heartbreaking incident ignited numerous speculations about his final moments. Now, a Rhodes coroner has reportedly confirmed with an autopsy that Dr Mosley passed away at 4pm on the day he went missing, ruling out any potential foul play.

The Greek news outlet ProTherma suggests that the coroner believes Dr Mosley had been seated with his hand on a neighbouring terrace, challenging earlier reports of him falling from a small cliff.

The post-mortem report indicates that Dr Mosley did not sustain injuries suggesting criminal actions.

In response to his disappearance last week, a massive search effort involving policemen, firefighters with drones, Greek Red Cross staff, divers, a search dog and a helicopter was launched to search. Despite harsh conditions and high temperatures, Dr Mosley’s remains were eventually discovered by a camera crew.

In a heart-wrenching statement, his wife Dr Clare Bailey Mosley expressed her grief: “I don’t know quite where to begin with this. It’s devastating to have lost Michael, my wonderful, funny, kind and brilliant husband. We had an incredibly lucky life together. We loved each other very much and were so happy together. I am incredibly proud of our children, their resilience and support over the past days.”

She continued: “My family and I have been hugely comforted by the outpouring of love from people from around the world. It’s clear Michael meant a huge amount to so many of you. We’re taking comfort in the fact that he so very nearly made it. He did an incredible climb, took the wrong route and collapsed where he couldn’t be easily seen by the extensive search team.”

Reflecting on her husband’s adventurous spirit, she added: “Michael was an adventurous man, it’s part of what made him so special. We are so grateful to the extraordinary people on Symi who have worked tirelessly to help find him. Some of these people on the island, who hadn’t even heard of Michael, worked from dawn till dusk unasked.”

She also thanked the media for their sensitivity: “We’re also very grateful to the press who have dealt with us with great respect. I feel so lucky to have our children and my amazing friends. Most of all, I feel so lucky to have had this life with Michael. Thank you all.”

According to police sources on the island speaking to the BBC, it is believed the body had been there for several days. The recovery operation saw five firefighters depart the island with the body on a stretcher at approximately 2.45pm local time, after arriving 35 minutes prior.

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