Financial Times reporter killed in Sri Lanka crocodile attack

Search and rescue teams combed lagoon known as Crocodile Rock

Paul McClean is believed to have been a reporter for the Financial Times, having graduated from Oxford University

Paul McClean is believed to have been a reporter for the Financial Times, having graduated from Oxford University

 

A British man has died in Sri Lanka after reportedly being dragged into a river by a crocodile.

According to the reports, 24-year-old journalist Paul McClean was washing his hands in the river when he was attacked by the reptile.

Search and rescue teams are said to have combed the area - a lagoon known as Crocodile Rock - in a desperate attempt to find him alive.

Mr McClean is believed to have been a reporter for the Financial Times, having graduated from Oxford University.

It is reported that he was staying with four friends at the East Beach Surf Resort near Elephant Rock in the south east of the island.

A spokesman for the Foreign Office said: “We are assisting the family of a British man who has died in Sri Lanka.”

-PA