Woman falls 20 feet to her death off cliff above Arizona creek, sheriff says

A woman died after falling 20 feet from a cliff above an Arizona creek, a sheriff’s office said.

Jennifer Petri, 44, fell from an area known as “The Bluffs,” which is about “200 feet above West Clear Creek,” near Camp Verde on March 27, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office said in a March 29 Facebook post.

After Petri’s fall, the sheriff’s office said it received a call from her friend who could no longer see her.

Multiple agencies arrived to search for Petri, the sheriff’s office said.

With the “steep and dangerous” terrain, the sheriff’s office said it was difficult search the area.

Using binoculars, deputies said they spotted Petri “at the base of a cliff just above the water edge.”

A trooper was sent in to check on Petri, who was pronounced dead on scene and airlifted from the canyon, according to the sheriff’s office.

An investigation into how Petri fell is ongoing, deputies said.

Campe Verde is about 90 miles northeast of Phoenix.

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