- Associated Press - Monday, December 1, 2014

SEDONA, Ariz. (AP) - A Tucson woman who fell 8 feet while hiking on steep rock formations outside Sedona has died.

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office says 61-year-old Barbara Phillips suffered head trauma in the Nov. 27 fall and later was pronounced dead.

Sheriff’s spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn says Phillips was hiking with her husband and son near Devil’s Bridge in the Coconino National Forest.

The husband told authorities that his wife decided against crossing the natural sandstone arch and began hiking back toward rocks that form a steep staircase. Her family discovered she had fallen not long after.

D’Evelyn says two people who identified themselves as doctors performed CPR until fire crews arrived.

Phillips’ body was taken down the mountain and handed over to the medical examiner.

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