Crocodile attacks kills police officer in Matara

Crocodile attacks kills police officer in Matara

Crocodile attacks kills police officer in Matara

Written by Staff Writer

02 Jul, 2020 | 10:25 pm

COLOMBO (News1st): A police officer has died after being attacked by a crocodile at the Nilwala river in Matara on Wednesday.

Athula Wadanambi, 54, had been attacked when attempting to recover a mobile phone of his friend that had fallen into the river.

He had been on leave from duty owing to illness.

“He told me he felt a crocodile was pulling him from his legs and went underwater. I did not see anything thereafter,” his friend said recalling the tragedy.

The body of the deceased officer who is a father of four is yet to be recovered.

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