28-Year-Old Woman Killed in 200-Foot Fall While Climbing Steamboat Point, WY, to See Sunrise

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Calli Aust. Credit: Facebook

On June 15, 2021, at approximately 5:50 am, the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a female in her late 20s who had fallen off of Steamboat Point, WY. The reporting party, the female’s husband, was unsure where the female was located, and due to poor cellphone service, the exact location of the victim was unknown at the time of the 911 call.

Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office, Sheridan County Search and Rescue, Dayton Fire-Rescue, Rocky Mountain Ambulance, Sheridan Fire-Rescue, and Wyoming Highway Patrol all initially responded. Life flight was also requested to launch. Emergency personnel began to arrive in the area at approximately 6:30 am and search for the victim.

At approximately 7:15 am, the female victim was located, deceased, at the base of the southwest side of Steamboat Point. Life flight was canceled, and personnel from the Bighorn National Forest Service arrived to assist the above agencies with her recovery.

Steamboat Point, WY. Credit: Pinterest

The female was identified as a 28-year-old Sheridan resident, Calli Aust. It was learned the couple was on a planned hike to see the sunrise from the top of Steamboat Point. The couple made it to the top of Steamboat Point, and, for unknown reasons, the victim fell over 200 feet and landed at the base where she was found by her husband and rescue crews.

At this point in the investigation, there are no indications of foul play, and the death is being considered accidental. The investigation is being led 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 conducting a concurrent investigation.

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