Man Falls From Isla Vista Cliffs

Listed in Serious Condition Sunday Morning

Monday, April 22, 2013
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A 22-year-old man who climbed over the fencing at 6633 Del Playa Drive and fell off the cliff on the other side was transported to Cottage Hospital in serious condition early Sunday morning. County Fire received the emergency call at around 12:30 a.m. to find the man hurt but still breathing on the beach below Del Playa Drive. He was rushed to the hospital; his condition is currently unknown and authorities have not released his identity.


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Sad as these stories are every single time it is apparent that we cannot legislate against nor warn people enough to circumvent basic stupidity.
There is an actual cliff on del Playa.
Falling off of a cliff is really dangerous.

italiansurg (anonymous profile)
April 23, 2013 at 7:02 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I was trying to think of something that would stop this like a safety net or something, but then I figure some idiots would go hang out in the net and fall off the cliff too.

laxer (anonymous profile)
April 23, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Yeah, something like that stupid fence on Cold Springs Bridge.

Riceman (anonymous profile)
April 23, 2013 at 2:13 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I'm sure they'll find a way to justify more fences. After all, wasn't several million spent on the Cold Springs Bridge fence? (And there has been a suicide there since the fence was put up)

billclausen (anonymous profile)
April 23, 2013 at 7:54 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I think it was $800,000 on Cold Springs Bridge fence, and yeah it IS stupid and a waste. Individual responsibility is obviously crucial here.

DrDan (anonymous profile)
April 23, 2013 at 8:23 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I think it was 1.5 million spent on the Cold Springs fence. Anyone who feels like jumping still can do it, but the fence made our local officials feel like they were being useful. Maybe they looked at it as a jobs program.

blackpoodles (anonymous profile)
April 23, 2013 at 10:41 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The one law you can't break is the Law of Gravity. They need to teach that to the kids at UCSB.

foofighter (anonymous profile)
April 24, 2013 at 4:13 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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