British man dies in Sri Lanka crocodile attack
Colombo: A British man has died in Sri Lanka after being attacked by a crocodile, his employer has confirmed.
Paul McClean, 24, from Thames Ditton in Surrey, was dragged into a river near Arugam Bay, witnesses said.
Fawas Lafeer, who owns the nearby Safa Surf School, told BBC 5 live the Financial Times journalist was attacked while washing his hands in the river .
Local Police said Mr McClean’s body was found in a lagoon by a Sri Lankan Navy search team.
Financial Times (FT) editor Lionel Barber said on Twitter: “Paul McClean was an outstanding young journalist with a great future at the FT. We will miss him sorely.”