Mannequin hanging on Santa Barbara County cliff leads to cliff rescue

October 5, 2021


Emergency responders headed to a beach between Santa Barbara and Goleta on Monday in attempt to rescue a person hanging from a cliff, only to discover it was actually a mannequin.

At 3:49 p.m., a passerby called 911 and reported a person hanging 30 feet down a cliff above Hope Ranch Beach. Multiple agencies responded with utility terrain vehicles, a drone and fire engines and trucks.

Rescue crews ended up finding a mannequin from a movie shoot that had occurred days earlier, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.

“Passersby on the beach noticed and called. Better to call than not!” the fire department stated in a tweet.

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Manny Quin fashion industry…..

Does the movie company get the bill for the rescue, and a citation for littering? Rescue sounds expensive. “Multiple agencies responded with” everything they had except maybe a boat.

“Movie company” is probably being very generous. Given both the location and lack of care, it’s almost definitely some student film project. Most legit movie companies take great care to clean up after themselves lest the city denies their next permit and also would want to return the mannequin to the props department for future shoots, not leave it littered on a cliff.