Another person injured in fall from Isla Vista cliff
April 21, 2013
A man who fell from the cliffs in Isla Vista early Sunday morning is in serious condition at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. [Noozhawk]
Emergency crews responded to the 6600 block of Del Playa Drive shortly after midnight and found the victim, believed to be in his late teens or early 20s, on the beach below. Investigators believe the victim crossed over a fence at the top of the cliffs and fell to the beach below.
Earlier this month, Cal Poly student Giselle Ayala, 18, most likely died from falling off a cliff along the oceanfront community where she’d gone for a spring break party. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Kelly Hoover told the Press Democrat her autopsy had indicated a fall as the probable, but not yet official, cause of death.
Last November, an investigation into the death of a 21-year-old UC Santa Barbara student found on a beach below the Isla Vista cliffs resulted in a determination he had fallen from the cliffs.
In September, two intoxicated young men went off the cliffs and survived. One 19-year-old said he’d jumped because he was despondent and a friend went over the cliff to assist him.