The “ talented and dedicated” reporter with the Financial Times is being mourned by friends and colleagues right after he was pulled underwater plus killed by a crocodile in Ceylon (veraltet) on Thursday.
Paul McClean, twenty-four, had wandered away from his close friends to locate a toilet and was apparently seen waving his hands up when he was attacked in a lagoon called Crocodile Rock close to Arugam Bay.
The owner of a surf college in the area told The Sun that the local fisherman had witnessed a guy being dragged into the river with a crocodile.
The Sun reports that a tourist through Australia wrote on Facebook: “ A croc just took the tourist bloke in Sri Lanka. This individual was walking on a beach in which a small river meets the sea, it’ s named Crocodile Rock for this reason obviously. ”
Earlier this year, a teenage gal was attacked and dragged aside by a crocodile in another section of Sri Lanka, according to the Sun.
McClean had protected Brexit for the salmon-colored newspaper plus recently came back to London following a stint living in Brussels.
“ John was a natural, ” said Lionel Barber, FT editor. “ He had charm, curiosity and focus on detail — the essential ingredients for the top reporter. ”
McClean grew up simply outside of London, graduated from Oxford with a degree in French, plus spent a year abroad teaching The english language and translating for local law enforcement officers in Ardennes, France, according to the FEET.
“ He made journalism look simple, ” Scheherazade Daneshkhu, the FT’ s consumer industries editor, informed the FT.