Tributes paid to Lichfield woman Katie Taylor after Canadian whale-watching boat tragedy

Online tributes have been paid to a Lichfield woman who died when a boat capsized in Canada.

Katie Taylor was one of five British people who lost their lives during the incident on Sunday.

They were aboard a whale watching boat when it capsized near the small village of Tofino.

Friends have paid tribute to 29-year-old Katie, who had been living in the Canadian ski resort of Whistler.

One wrote: “So shocked by the news – it’s so sad.”

Another added: “My thoughts go out to her family. I can’t imagine what they’re going through.”

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