Calli Aust Bio/Wiki
Authorities say a Wyoming woman named Calli Aust on a sunrise trek with her husband died after falling more than 200 feet to her death on Tuesday morning.
According to authorities, Aust was on a planned trip with her husband to view the sunrise from the top of Steamboat Point when she plummeted more than 200 feet.
Calli Aust’s husband contacted 911 shortly before 6 a.m. to report that she had fallen from Steamboat Point in the Bighorn Mountains, according to the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office.
Aust’s husband was unsure where she was when he called, according to the statement, and was unable to identify her location owing to poor cell coverage.
She was 28 years old.
Luke Aust is the husband of Calli Aust.
Falling From 200 Feet Full Details
Aust’s body was discovered at 7:15 a.m. the same day on the southwest side of Steamboat Point and was recovered shortly after.
The cause of Aust’s death was not immediately known, but the sheriff’s office stated there was “no evidence of foul play” and that her death was being treated as an accident.
Steamboat Point, according to Bighorn National Forest spokesman Sara Kirol, is an abandoned fire lookout with a pipe railing near the lookout’s concrete footers.
According to Kirol, there are no special safety measures in place at the location where Aust fell, according to The Sheridan Press newspaper. She said, “It is not a safe barrier, but merely a remnant of the lookout tower,”
“Standing or sitting near or on the edge of cliff faces is very risky, no matter the location.”
The investigation is being led by the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office, with support from the Wyoming Highway Patrol and Bighorn National Forest Service Law Enforcement. The coroner’s office in the county is conducting its own investigation.