A UC Santa Barbara alumnus died Sunday after falling from an Isla Vista balcony, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office reported.
Kenneth Yun, 22, was attempting to sit on the railing of a second story balcony on the 800 block of Embarcadero Del Norte when he fell backward at approximately 1:30 a.m., friends who were present at the time told police.
He then fatally struck his head on the asphalt parking lot below, police said.
According to a police report, emergency personnel transported Yun to the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for surgery related to head trauma and internal injuries. He succumbed to his injuries just after 8 a.m., police said.
The coroner’s office is conducting an investigation to determine the official cause and manner of Yun’s death. A final decision is pending toxicology and lab results, police said.
Yun had been living in San Francisco and working in the engineering field, his family told police.
Students who are in need of mental health support can contact Counseling and Psychological Services (C.A.P.S.) at caps.sa.ucsb.edu or 805-893-4411.
Terrible, he was probably a smart young guy, just not on that fateful night.
Wow. So tragic. Condolences to his family and friends. Life is so incredibly fragile.