Croc­o­dile sus­pected in death of UK reporter in Sri Lanka

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- Sri Lankan navy divers on Fri­day found the body of a Bri­tish jour­nal­ist who is be­lieved to have been at­tacked by a croc­o­dile while hol­i­day­ing with friends on a beach.

Po­lice said Paul Ste­wart McClean, a reporter for the Fi­nan­cial Times, went miss­ing in a la­goon near the city of Panama on Thurs­day.

They said McClean, 24, was re­ported miss­ing af­ter he had walked some dis­tance from his friends. The Fi­nan­cial Times said on its web­site that of­fi­cials told his friends he was be­lieved to have been at­tacked by a croc­o­dile.

The cause of death is yet to be es­tab­lished. Of­fi­cials in the Bri­tish Em­bassy in Colombo have been in­formed, po­lice said.

Panama beach, about 300 kilo­me­ters (190 miles) south­east of the cap­i­tal, Colombo, is fa­mous for surf­ing and other beach sports.

James La­mont, the Fi­nan­cial Times’ man­ag­ing ed­i­tor, de­scribed McClean as “a tal­ented, en­er­getic and ded­i­cated young jour­nal­ist” who had “a great ca­reer ahead of him.” (AP)

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