Woman falls to death on Sedona's Bell Rock

Posted at 1:13 PM, Dec 22, 2015

Officials say a 28-year-old woman fell to her death while hiking Bell Rock in Sedona Monday afternoon.

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office says they received a call for help around 3:30 p.m. from the woman who said she was stuck while trying to climb down a steep section on the rock face.

Around 5:30 p.m., crews were still in contact with her intermittently. She said she was cold, but OK and still waiting for help.

Search-and-rescue crews that were dispatched could not locate the woman where she said she was stuck and soon found her body on a landing about 125 feet below.

The woman's body was removed early Tuesday morning. The cause of the fall or her death has yet to be determined.

Her identity will be released after family is notified.