Two coyotes have attacked a young woman hiking in Cape Breton. She later died in hospital from her injuries. One animal has been killed and a search is on for the other which will be killed if found.
A young, Toronto woman hiking the Skyline Trail Tuesday in Cape Breton Highlands National Park has died after being attacked by a pair of coyotes.
The 19-year-old woman was airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth II hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia, after RCMP officers responded to a 411 call that two coyotes were mauling a hiker. The young victim died in hospital from her injuries.
The RCMP confirmed Wednesday the young victim's identity as Taylor Josephine Stephanie Luciow. She performed under the name Taylor Mitchell. A folk musician from Toronto, she was in the middle of her Atlantic Winds and Sea Shanties tour of the Maritime provinces and had upcoming performances in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI. According to her Facebook page, Mitchell was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award earlier this month for her debut CD For Your Consideration.