By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
A woman was found dead Tuesday morning after falling from Steamboat Point in Sheridan County.
Around 6 a.m. Tuesday, the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a woman in her late 20s who had fallen off of Steamboat Point, west of Sheridan in the Big Horn Mountains. The reporting party wasn’t sure where the woman was located and due to poor cellphone service, the caller’s location was unknown at the time of the call.
The sheriff’s office, Sheridan County Search and Rescue, Dayton Fire-Rescue, the Rocky Mountain Ambulance, Sheridan Fire-Rescue and the Wyoming Highway Patrol all initially responded. A life flight was also asked to search the area.
Emergency personnel arrived in the area around 6:30 a.m. to search for the woman.
Around 7:15 a.m., the woman’s body was found at the base of the southwest side of Steamboat Point. The life flight was canceled and personnel from the Bighorn National Forest Service arrived to assist with recovery of the body.
It is unknown how the woman fell from the point. The incident is being investigated by the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from WHP and the forest service.
The woman’s name is not being released at this time.
Steamboat Point in the northern part of the Big Horn Range and its southwest wall rises up over 600 feet above the surrounding area and the nearby highway.