I wonder: Will Isla Vista ever get its treacherous vertical shore or beach cliffs fenced off?
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Would that really keep the drunks from falling to their deaths?
dou4now (anonymous profile)November 28, 2012 at 7:15 a.m. (Suggest removal)
The eastern portion of UCSB's cliffs have been fenced since the 1950's, after the drunken death from falling of the date of an air force cadet. Seems to have reduced the problem there.
pardallchewinggumspot (anonymous profile)November 28, 2012 at 8:03 a.m. (Suggest removal)
I don't think fencing will stop drunks nor last long with drunks tearing at it and cliff erosion.
Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)November 28, 2012 at 12:08 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I have a better idea. Instead of putting fences around cliffs and bridges, why don't we just put fences around people to keep them from doing stupid things.
Botany (anonymous profile)November 28, 2012 at 2:58 p.m. (Suggest removal)
MSSB (anonymous profile)November 28, 2012 at 3:02 p.m.
I feel like as long as UCSB has existed, this has been a problem. A lot of people have been killed from cliff falls, it's not a recent trend by any stretch of the imagination.
If you consider the deaths from cliff falling vs the vast, vast amount of people who have gone to UCSB, lived in IV, it's pretty miniscule. That's not to say that the people who have died aren't important. Their lives were certainly meaningful and their family and friends have suffered horrible losses.
But, more people have died walking across streets in SB and Goleta in the past 20 years and we don't have fences around crosswalks.
Native1 (anonymous profile)November 30, 2012 at 9:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)