A Wyoming woman died after falling 70 metres off a cliff during a sunrise hike
|CTVnews 20 Jun 2021 at 12:05|
A woman died after she fell more than 200 feet from a Wyoming peak while on a sunrise hike with her husband, according to the Sheridan County Sheriff s Office. Steamboat Point is a rock feature in the Bighorn Mountains near Sheridan, Wyoming. (Getty Images)
A woman died this week after she fell more than 70 metres from a Wyoming peak while on a sunrise hike with her husband, according to the Sheridan County Sheriff s Office.
, the sheriff s office said it received a report Tuesday at about 5:50 a.m. local time that a woman -- identified as 28-year-old Calli Aust of Sheridan -- had fallen off of Steamboat Point, a peak in the Bighorn Mountains, about 24 miles south of the Wyoming-Montana border.
At the time, Aust s husband was unsure of where she was, the sheriff s office said. Multiple agencies responded to assist in 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 of Steamboat Point s southwest side, according to the sheriff s office.
The sheriff s office said Aust and her husband had hiked to the top of Steamboat Point Tuesday to see the sunrise and had reached the top when Aust fell.
It s unclear why she fell, the sheriff s office said, but there are "no indications of foul play" and her death is being treated as an accident.
An investigation is being led by the sheriff s office with help from the Wyoming Highway Patrol and Bighorn National Forest Service Law Enforcement. The Sheridan County Coroner s Office is also conducting an investigation.