Dr Michael Mosley speaking to camera and his body being taken off the hillside

Coroner confirms Dr Michael Mosley’s ‘most likely cause of death’ and how he tried to stop himself from fainting in last tragic act

His body was found on Sunday after a frantic five-day search

A coroner in the Dr Michael Mosley case has confirmed what he thinks is the TV medic’s “most likely” cause of death.

Michael was reported missing after heading off on a walk back to his holiday home on the Greek island of Symi last Wednesday (June 5).

After a five-day search, the This Morning regular was found dead on Sunday (June 9). Dr Mosley’s body was then taken to the nearby island of Rhodes where a post mortem took place.

Ahead of the final report being published, the coroner has revealed what he thinks is Dr Mosley’s “most likely” cause of death. As well as that, new details about how Dr Mosley apparently tried to stop himself from fainting – likely in a bid to save his life – have been reported.

Dr Michael Mosley speaking on This Morning
The This Morning regular’s body was discovered on Sunday (Credit: ITV)

Dr Michael Mosley latest: How his body was found

The body of Dr Michael Mosley was found in a rocky area near a restaurant by Agia Marina beach on Sunday. It’s thought that he died at around 4pm on Wednesday. This was just two and a half hours after he said goodbye to his wife on the beach.

New information has now been reported. It suggests that Dr Mosley tried in vain to save his own life.

It’s claimed that his body was found in a position used to prevent fainting. Dr Mosley is said to have used routine medical advice, as issued by the NHS, to lie down with his legs raised.

Dr Mosley’s body was found beside a metal fence. He was just metres from safety.

Mountains where Dr Michael Mosley's body was found
His body was found against a metal fence, close to safety (Credit: ITV)

‘From information so far, it does not appear he fell from a height’

This appears to be backed up a statement from the Hellenic Police. They said they did not believe that a fall had led to the doctor’s death.

“It is emphasised that from the preliminary investigation material so far, it does not appear that the British presenter fell from a height,” a statement said.

Dr Michael Mosley cause of death

Meanwhile, coroner Grigoris Leon spoke to Greek newspaper Ta Nea. He shared more details about the medic’s suspect cause of death.

“The most likely thing in these conditions is for a person of this age to walk under the sun and in a rocky environment, at some point the body will be exhausted,” he revealed.

As a result, he added: “The most likely cause of death is from natural causes.”

Dr Mosley was aged 67 at the time of his death. He leaves behind wife Clare and also their four grown-up children. Following his disappearance, all four of his children flew out to Greece to help search for their dad.

Read more: Restaurant staff share ‘heartbreak’ over Dr Michael Mosley ‘being in distress’ before his death

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Nancy Brown
Associate Editor

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