A 28-year-old woman died on Tuesday after taking a planned hike with her husband to see the sunrise from the top of Steamboat Point, a well-known peak in the Bighorn Mountains, a mountain range in Wyoming.
The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office identified the woman as Calli Aust. Her husband told authorities he did not know Aust’s whereabouts after he fell from Steamboat Point at around 5:50 a.m. MT. Emergency personnel began arriving at the area around 6:30 a.m. to search for Aust.
Forty-five minutes later, rescuers found Aust dead at the base on the southwest side of Steamboat Point.
The couple had reached the summit of Steamboat Point and “for unknown reasons the victim fell over 200 feet and landed at the base at Steamboat Point where she was found by her husband and rescue teams,” said the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook. Publish.
According to the sheriff’s office, Aust’s death is considered accidental as there is no indication of foul play at this point.
The investigation is being conducted by the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the Wyoming Highway Patrol and Bighorn National Forest Service Law Enforcement. The Sheridan County Coroner’s Office is also conducting a parallel inquest.