Woman dies near Steamboat Point


SHERIDAN — A woman has died after falling off Steamboat Point in the Bighorn Mountains. 

Sheridan resident Calli Aust, 28, died after falling more than 200 feet while on a planned sunrise hike with her husband Tuesday morning. 

Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Levi Dominguez said his office received a report at around 5:50 a.m. of a female who had fallen off of Steamboat Point. Aust was later found on the southwest side of Steamboat Point.

The reporting party was not sure where Aust was and cellphone service remained an issue, so SCSO deputies responded to the site, along with Dayton Fire-Rescue, Sheridan County Search and Rescue and Sheridan Fire-Rescue, attempting to locate the reporting party and victim. 

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