A man died after a fatal fall from a cliff in Isla Vista at approximately 11:37 p.m. on April 29, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office.

The decedent was later identified as 25-year-old Chasen Alibrando of Santa Monica. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office (SBSO) released his identity on May 2.

Crews responded to the scene at the 6600 block of Del Playa Drive, where they unsuccessfully attempted resuscitation and brought the body up to a waiting ambulance.

Alibrando was reportedly a 2018 graduate of UC Santa Barbara, according to Noozhawk.

“The death appears accidental, however final determination is pending toxicology,” SBSO Public Information Officer Raquel Zick said.

A coroner’s investigation is ongoing. The Nexus will continue to report on this story as more information becomes available.


Nisha Malley
Nisha Malley (she/her/hers) is the County News Editor for the 2022-23 school year. Previously, Malley was an Assistant News Editor for the 2021-22 school year. She can be reached at news@dailynexus.com.