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17-year-old who fell from Hanging Rock State Park ledge dies

Jason Messer, a North Carolina teenager who slipped and fell more than 50 feet at Hanging Rock State Park last month, died Friday at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. (Photo credit: WLOS)

A North Carolina teenager who slipped and fell more than 50 feet at Hanging Rock State Park last month has died.

Seventeen-year-old Jason Messer of Stokesdale, N.C. died Friday at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

Messer was hiking with three friends on February 18, 2017 when he fell from a ledge, breaking several bones and suffering a traumatic brain injury.

The family says funeral arrangements are pending.

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