British Newspaper Reporter Killed By Crocodile While Washing His Hands In Lagoon
By Jenny Awford and Maryse Godden, The Sun // September 15, 2017
25-year-old Paul McClean
(THE SUN) – A Financial Times journalist was killed by a crocodile while washing his hands at a lagoon in Sri Lanka during a holiday with pals.
Paul McClean, 25, an Oxford University graduate, is understood to have wandered away from his group of friends to find a toilet when he was attacked.
The British victim is believed to have been dragged under water at a lagoon called Crocodile Rock near a popular surf spot after being ambushed by the reptile.
McClean graduated from Oxford with a First class honors degree in French in 2015 before joining the Financial Times later that year.
He had covered Brexit and the European Union for the newspaper and had recently returned to London after living in Brussels for a couple of months.
The lagoon, known to be crawling with crocodiles, is yards away from popular surf spot Elephant Rock near Arugam Bay on the southeast coast.
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