Cary teen killed in rock climbing fall

Eric Metcalf (Facebook)

July 10, 2012 1:16:54 PM PDT
A Cary teenager died while rock climbing with friends over the weekend.

It happened Sunday evening at Hanging Rock State park in Stokes County.

Authorities said 19-year-old Eric Metcalf was rappelling off a portion of the park known as Moore's Wall when he fell 270 feet.

His death is under investigation.

Officials said Metcalf was considered an experienced climber.

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