Calli Aust Wiki – Calli Aust Biography
Calli Aust‘s husband called 911 shortly before 6 a.m. to report that she had fallen from Steamboat Point in the Bighorn Mountains. The statement says Aust’s husband was unsure where she was when he called and was unable to determine her location due to poor cell service.
Aust’s body was located on the southwest side of Steamboat Point at 7:15 a.m. the same day and was recovered shortly thereafter. It was not immediately clear why Aust fell, but the sheriff’s office said: “there was no indication of foul play” and that her death was considered accidental.
Calli Aust Age
Calli Aust was 28 years old.
Calli Aust dies after falling 200 feet from Mountain Cliff
A 28-year-old Wyoming woman tragically died on a hike with her husband after authorities said she fell more than 200 feet from a mountain cliff. The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Tuesday’s fatal incident in a news release and identified the victim as Sheridan’s Calli Aust.
Aust was on a planned hike with her husband to watch the sunrise from the top of Steamboat Point when she fell more than 200 feet, according to authorities. Steamboat Point is an abandoned fire lookout located in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains, Sheridan Press reported. AFAR magazine considers the place to be “the most photographed natural attraction in the mountains.”
The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called to the scene around 5:50 a.m. after receiving a call from Aust’s husband reporting that he was unable to find her wife after her fall. Police also noted that “due to poor cell phone service, the exact location of the victim was unknown at the time of the 911 call.”
In addition to the Sheriff’s Office, Sheridan County Search and Rescue, Dayton Fire-Rescue, Rocky Mountain Ambulance, Sheridan Fire-Rescue, Wyoming Highway Patrol, and Life Flight responded to the scene around 6:30 a.m. to assist with looking for Aust. the press release said.
It took officials about 45 minutes of searching to locate Aust’s body at the base on the southwest side of Steamboat Point at 7:15 a.m. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
After the discovery, she called in the Bighorn National Forest Service to assist with recovery efforts while the Wyoming Forest Service, Sheriff’s Office, and Highway Patrol launched an investigation. The Sheridan County Coroner’s Office is also conducting a simultaneous investigation, according to the news release.
At this time, authorities do not believe there was foul play and consider that Aust’s death was accidental.
In the wake of the tragedy, Bighorn National Forest Public Affairs Officer Sara Kirol urged people to be careful when walking, especially in high and steep places like Steamboat Point, which she says has no security measures.