Journalist was ‘killed by crocodile’
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.”