Body of Mosley sent to Rhodes for autopsy

Body of Mosley sent to Rhodes for autopsy

The body of BBC presenter Michael Mosley, found on Sunday on the eastern Aegean island of Symi, is expected to be transferred to the island of Rhodes for an autopsy. 

His body was decomposed and was identified by the clothes he was wearing. According to a police source speaking to the BBC, Mosley had been lying dead at the location for several days. 

According to the mayor of Symi, Lefteris Papakalodoukas, the presenter fell just a few meters before reaching Agia Marina beach for unknown reasons while descending a rocky slope. The terrain at the location where he was found is rugged. A police officer participating in the retrieval operation was injured after a fall and had to be carried off on a stretcher. 

Mosley, who was on the island with his wife, was last seen alive at 1.30 p.m. local time on Wednesday. He had disappeared after setting out along a rocky coastal path from Agios Nikolaos beach to the village of Pedi, triggering a search operation. 

His wife, Clare Bailey Mosley paid tribute to her “wonderful, funny, kind and brilliant husband.” She said in a statement that her husband “so very nearly made it. He did an incredible climb, took the wrong route and collapsed where he couldn’t be easily seen” by search teams.

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