Wyoming woman dies after falling 200 feet from cliff

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Related video above: National parks requiring reservations this summer and some less crowded A woman died this week after falling more than 200 feet from a peak in Wyoming while hiking at sunrise with her husband, according to the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office. Posted on Facebook, the sheriff’s office said it received a report at around 5:50 a.m. local time on Tuesday that a woman – identified as Calli Aust, 28, of Sheridan – fell from Steamboat Point, a peak in the Bighorn Mountains, approximately 24 miles south of the Wyoming-Montana border. At the time, Aust’s husband didn’t know where she was, the sheriff’s office said. Several agencies responded to help with the rescue, with the first emergency personnel arriving to search for Aust around 6:30 a.m. She was found dead about 45 minutes later at the base on the southwest side of Steamboat Point, according to the sheriff’s office. The sheriff’s office said Aust and her husband walked to the top of Steamboat Point on Tuesday to see the sunrise and reached the top when Aust fell. It is not known why she fell, the sheriff’s office said, but there is “no indication of foul play” and her death is being treated as an accident. An investigation is being conducted by the Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Wyoming Highway Patrol and the Bighorn National Forest Service Law Enforcement. The Sheridan County Coroner’s Office is also conducting an inquest.

Related video above: National parks requiring reservations this summer and some less crowded

A woman died this week after falling more than 200 feet from a peak in Wyoming while hiking at sunrise with her husband, according to the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office.

In a Facebook post, the sheriff’s office said it received a report at around 5:50 a.m. local time on Tuesday that a woman – identified as Calli Aust, 28, of Sheridan – fell from Steamboat Point, a peak in the Bighorn Mountains, approximately 24 miles south of the Wyoming-Montana border.

At the time, Aust’s husband didn’t know where she was, the sheriff’s office said. Several agencies intervened to help with the rescue, with the first emergency personnel arriving to search for Aust around 6.30am.

She was found dead about 45 minutes later at the base on the southwest side of Steamboat Point, according to the sheriff’s office.

The sheriff’s office said Aust and her husband climbed to the top of Steamboat Point on Tuesday to see the sunrise and reached the top when Aust fell.

It is not known why she fell, the sheriff’s office said, but there is “no indication of foul play” and her death is being treated as an accident.

An investigation is being conducted by the Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Wyoming Highway Patrol and the Bighorn National Forest Service Law Enforcement. The Sheridan County Coroner’s Office is also conducting an inquest.


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