Jour­nal­ist was ‘killed by croc­o­dile’

Irish Examiner - - World News -

Trib­utes have been paid to a “tal­ented, en­er­getic, and ded­i­cated” jour­nal­ist, who was re­port­edly killed by a croc­o­dile while on hol­i­day in Sri Lanka.

re­porter, Paul Mc­Clean, was said to have been wash­ing his hands in the river, when he was at­tacked. He was stay­ing with friends at the East Beach Surf Re­sort, near Ele­phant Rock, in the south-east of the is­land. James La­mont, man­ag­ing edi­tor of the said: “Few de­tails are known about the cir­cum­stances.

“We are li­ais­ing closely with his fam­ily and the For­eign and Com­mon­wealth Of­fice and of­fer­ing the as­sis­tance. “Our thoughts are with his fam­ily, friends, and loved-ones. “We are in touch with them, do­ing all we can to help dur­ing this dif­fi­cult time.”

Mr Mc­Clean, aged in his mid20s, had “a great ca­reer ahead of him at the

Mr Mc­Clean was seen by a lo­cal fish­er­man be­ing “dragged into the river” by the croc­o­dile.”

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