Teen Falls from Isla Vista Balcony

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By edhat staff

Santa Barbara County Firefighters responded to a report of someone falling from a balcony in Isla Vista on Thursday evening.

At 11:19 p.m., firefighters arrived with two engines and a medical unit on Del Playa Drive. They determined an 18-year-old male fell approximately 70 feet to the ocean below. 

A rope system was not used to access the victim as firefighters had close access to the victim from the street.

The victim was transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for evaluation.

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surfergirl69 Feb 14, 2020 04:39 PM
Teen Falls from Isla Vista Balcony

Well, there aren't any 70' cliffs in IV. Most are 20'.....in parts maybe up to 30'. (just to set the known fake news straight). Who knows why or what happened, but in general, I wish "friends" would watch out more for "friends". Hope the kid was OK.

a-1581701999 Feb 14, 2020 09:39 AM
Teen Falls from Isla Vista Balcony

Why are the landlords allowed to keep these extremely unsafe apartments open? Somebody at the City or County must be on the take. This has become all too common on that street in IV.

a-1581715857 Feb 14, 2020 01:30 PM
Teen Falls from Isla Vista Balcony

What are you suggesting...all balconies and areas where there is a drop off be made illegal? You can't safety proof everything...and if people feel confident enough to (while heavily drinking) climb up and onto/over a railing...they get to! It's the same as the people who die every year at Yosemite taking selfies too close to waterfalls...it's a choice they are making. Tragic, yes...but we aren't closing waterfalls, cliffs and balconies because people do dumb things...

Chip of SB Feb 14, 2020 11:32 AM
Teen Falls from Isla Vista Balcony

Let's raise the minimum age to rent a second story apartment to 21! These kids just aren't responsible enough to have a balcony...

d8vanilla Feb 14, 2020 09:32 AM
Teen Falls from Isla Vista Balcony

His buddies jumped in to save him before the emergency people arrived. Barron Ron Herron talked with someone this morning that was there.

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