Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Woman Killed by Coyotes

A horrifying story has a tragic ending for a young Toronto-area woman attacked by wild animals. RCMP confirm a 19 year-old woman who was attacked Tuesday by two coyotes while hiking on the Skyline Trail in Cape Breton Highland National Park has died. The women sustained serious injuries the attack. At 3:15, Cheticamp RCMP received a 911 call that a hiker was being attacked by two coyotes. On arrival at the scene, RCMP found the young woman in serious condition. She wa airlifted to hospital in Halifax for medical attention where she later died of her injuries. For officer and public safety, an RCMP member shot and killed one of the coyotes that continued be aggressive. One coyote escaped into the woods.