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Woman on sunrise hike dies after falling 200 feet off Wyoming cliff

A woman died after falling more than 200 feet from a Wyoming peak while on a sunrise hike with her husband, Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office said.

The sheriff’s office in a Facebook post said it received a report on 15 June, 5:00am local time that a woman had fallen off of Steamboat Point, a peak in the Bighorn Mountains, about 24 miles south of the Wyoming-Montana border.

The woman was identified as 28-year-old Calli Aust of Sheridan.

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 around 6:30am.

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 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.