K'Ehleyr28 October 2009 at 7:21pmPosts: 8422 (0 today)Status: offline
Young folk singer dead after attack by coyotes in Nova Scotia park
By The Canadian Press
HALIFAX, N.S. - A young Toronto folk singer-songwriter has died in hospital from injuries sustained after a rare attack by coyotes in Nova Scotia.
Taylor Mitchell's manager, Lisa Weitz, says it's difficult to express the tragedy of the 19-year-old woman's death. Weitz says Mitchell, who recently earned a Canadian Folk Music Awards nomination, was a compassionate and phenomenally talented young woman whose excitement for life was contagious.
Mitchell was airlifted to a Halifax hospital in critical condition after the attack in Cape Breton, but succumbed to her injuries today.
She was hiking alone on the Skyline Trail in Cape Breton Highlands National Park on Tuesday when the attack occurred.
RCMP spokeswoman Brigdit Leger says other hikers heard her screams for help and called 911, adding that an officer was in the area and arrived within minutes.
RCMP shot one of the two animals, apparently wounding it, but both managed to get away.
Mitchell, who recently launched her debut album, "For Your Consideration", was on tour in the Maritimes.