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Friday, 15 September 2017 - 12:57
Body of British journalist, dragged away by a crocodile in Panama, found
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Panama Police says that the body of the UK Financial Times journalist Paul McClean, who was dragged away by a crocodile, was recovered this morning (15)

McClean was killed by a crocodile last evening while washing his hands at a lagoon in Panama during a holiday with pals.

The 25-year-old, an Oxford University graduate, is understood to have wandered away from his group of friends to find a toilet when he was attacked.

The British victim, from Surrey, was seen "waving his hands in the air" in desperation before being dragged under water at a lagoon called Crocodile Rock near Arugam Bay.

McClean graduated from Oxford with a First Class Honours degree in French in 2015 before joining the Financial Times later that year.

He had covered Brexit and the EU for the newspaper and had recently returned to London after living in Brussels for a couple of months.

The lagoon, known to be crawling with crocodiles, is yards away from popular surf spot Elephant Rock near Arugam Bay on the southeast coast.

Locals claimed the victim had been staying at the East Beach Surf Resort - located just minutes away from the surfing area he went missing from.

Fawas Lafeer, owner of Safa Surf School, located up the coast from where the incident happened, said, “A local fisherman witnessed a man being dragged into a river, set back from the beach, by a crocodile. The fisherman was on the opposite side of the river and downstream of the incident location."



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