Dr Michael Mosley speaking to the camera on This Morning

Cameraman in tears as he details moment he spotted Michael Mosley’s body: ‘I’m sorry that I’m the one to find him’

Dr Michael went missing on the Greek island of Symi on Wednesday

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A body has been found in the search for TV doctor Michael Mosley and now a cameraman has tearfully described the moment he spotted him.

Michael, who had appearances on This Morning, went missing on the Greek island of Symi on Wednesday. His wife, Clare Bailey, raised an alarm that evening after he failed to come home six hours after a hike.

However, on Sunday (June 9), it was confirmed by Symi mayor Lefteris Papakalodoukas and police that Michael’s body had been found.

Dr Michael Mosley on This Morning
Dr Michael Mosley went missing on Wednesday (Credit: ITV)

Michael Mosley body found

Speaking to Sky News on Sunday, a local cameraman called Antonios detailed the moment he found the body. Michael’s body was found in a rocky area close to Agia Marina beach.

He said he discovered the body while out on a boat in the sea in the area where the search and rescue team looked for Michael.

I’m sorry for the family, I’m sorry that I’m the one to find him.

Antonios said: “During the trip we saw something inside the sea close to the rocks, we thought it was some kind of umbrella. I took some close-ups, it was nothing.”

Meanwhile, he explained they then went closer to the beach, where he noticed something.

He said: “I noticed outside of the fence at the end of the beach, something black. I took a close-up with the camera as far as it can zoom. It was about 300 metres away. I saw something, I wasn’t sure. The Mayor was sitting next to me and he said, ‘okay, we’ll come back and we’ll check again.’

“That we did and we were a little bit closer, about 200 metres. I took the shot again but through the camera it was too small, I wasn’t sure.

“Once we came [back] to the café, we played back the footage and we took a photo of the screen on an iPhone. We zoomed it in and you can clearly see there is a man lying down with his hand on his belly and in his other hand he has his bag.”

Dr Michael Mosley speaking on Loose Women
Michael went missing last week (Credit: ITV)

Michael Mosley latest

Antonios then became tearful. He said: “The description is exactly as the guy we are looking for. I’m sorry for the family, I’m sorry that I’m the one to find him.”

Meanwhile, when asked if he had a message for Michael’s family, a choked-up Antonios said: “I wish we had better news.”

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Rebecca Carter
Associate Editor (News)

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