Tucson woman dies while hiking near Sedona

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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 the 61-year-old woman suffered head trauma in the Nov. 27 fall and was later pronounced dead.
 
Sheriff's spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn says the woman 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.
 
The woman's body was taken down the mountain and handed over to the medical examiner. Her identity wasn't released.