WINSTON-SALEM — Authorities said a 16-year-old Boy Scout has died after falling off a cliff at Stone Mountain State Park.
State parks spokesman Charlie Peek said Christopher Overcash of Kannapolis was with a group of Boy Scouts that had camped overnight at the park. Overcash was about 100 yards off the marked trail on the mountain's summit when he fell.
The mountain is a 600-foot-tall granite dome.
Wilkes County emergency director Greg Hendren said the call for help came around noon Saturday. The teen died at the scene.
The state park consists of more than 14,000 acres, bordering the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Thurmond Chatham Game Lands.