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Diver killed in crocodile attack in Dehiwala beach

04 Jan 2022 - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}      

By Dilanka Gomes   

A 57-year-old man, who was diving in Dehiwala beach, had been snatched away by a crocodile yesterday morning, Police said. 

He was diving into the sea to catch ornamental fish when a group of fishermen spotted him being grabbed by a 14-foot-long crocodile. 

The fishermen tried to rescue him, but the man died after sustaining severe damage to his chest.   

They said the body has been placed at the Colombo-South Teaching Hospital.   

The victim had been identified as a resident of Ratmalana.