Teen Rescued from Mesa Cliff

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Update by Santa Barbara City Fire Department
10:00 p.m., October 22, 2019

Santa Barbara City Firefighters performed a cliff side rescue this evening. A 16 year old male attempted to gain access to the beach at the end of Oliver Road and Edgewater Way. Firefighters set up a rope system and sent a firefighter rescuer over the side. The rescuer made contact with the patient and determined he was not injured. The patient and rescuer were raised back to the top of the cliff.

The Santa Barbara City Fire Department is on duty and ready for any and all types of emergencies at all times.


Reported by Roger the Scanner Guy
8:22 p.m., October 22, 2019

Cliff rescue at Oliver Road at Edgewater Way. Santa Barbara City Fire Department is responding.

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a-1574272724 Oct 22, 2019 10:06 PM
Teen Rescued from Mesa Cliff

About the past five years or so I've noticed more and more "kids" (a lot of them look old enough to know better) jumping the fence at Shoreline Park. They think it's cool to hang out on the cliffs above the beach, on the wrong side of the fence. This behavior takes place even after a rain, which seems appallingly stupid. Is that what this 16-year-old was doing? Sitting on the cliff edge up on The Mesa with his buddies, smoking Buddha and/or drinking alcohol and being "cool?"

a-1574272724 Oct 23, 2019 09:53 AM
Teen Rescued from Mesa Cliff

This location is at the end of Oliver Lane, and there is no fence there; it's a small area right at the edge of the cliff. The guardrail seen is for the cars. At night the little bluff area could be pretty scary and difficult to see very well.

a-1574272724 Oct 23, 2019 04:48 AM
Teen Rescued from Mesa Cliff

You may have just noticed it more since the vegetation has thinned in the drought. It's been going on a long time. Doesn't make it okay - not only is it stupid and incredibly dangerous for the scofflaws, it exacerbates erosion. We can never get that cliff back. Maybe it is time for a muni code addition with a steep fines (and enforcement!)

Roger Oct 22, 2019 08:36 PM
Teen Rescued from Mesa Cliff

Unable to walk him out they are going to have to climb down and get him from the top radio is breaking up bad..

Roger Oct 22, 2019 08:34 PM
Teen Rescued from Mesa Cliff

They are switching to tac 4 hopefully they will get the kid off the cliff soon//

Roger Oct 22, 2019 08:25 PM
Teen Rescued from Mesa Cliff

16 Year old male 3/4ths of the way down not injured try to figure a way to walk him down the rest of the way...

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