Sheriff: Fatal Wyoming Cliff Fall Apparently Accidental

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — A fatal fall from a cliff in northern Wyoming appears to have been an accident, sheriff's officials said Wednesday.

Sheridan County sheriff's officials identified the victim as Calli Aust, 28, of Sheridan. She fell from Steamboat Point about 20 miles (32 kilometers) west of Sheridan.

Aust and her husband hiked to see the sunrise Tuesday from the clifftop, which is accessible by a steep trail less than a mile (1.6 kilometers) long, sheriff's officials said.

Aust fell over 200 feet (60 meters) and landed at the base of the cliff where she was found by her husband, who had called for help, and rescue crews.

Sheriff’s officials were investigating with help from the Wyoming Highway Patrol and Bighorn National Forest law enforcement. The county coroner also was investigating.