- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 23, 2015

SEDONA, Ariz. (AP) - Yavapai County authorities have released the name of a woman who apparently fell to her death while hiking on Bell Rock near Sedona.

County Sheriff’s officials said Wednesday that the victim was 28-year-old Krista Hower of Sedona.

They say her body was removed from the hiking area Tuesday and taken to the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.

Sheriff’s officials say they received a 911 call about 3:30 p.m. Monday from the woman who was stuck on the south side of Bell Rock, about five miles south of Sedona.

She told authorities that she was trying to climb down the mountain and was stuck about one-third of the way down.

A helicopter rescue team rappelled to the woman’s last known position and spotted her body about 125 feet further down.

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