A man in his early 20s sustained major injuries after falling from the Isla Vista bluffs at around 11 p.m. on Oct. 21, according to Santa Barbara County Fire Department Public Information Officer Mike Eliason.

The man fell roughly 50 feet from the bluffs to the shore, according to Eliason.

Santa Barbara County Fire Department and Santa Barbara Sheriff’s County Office personnel were dispatched to the 6700 block of Del Playa Drive at approximately 10:51 p.m. last night in response to the medical emergency. Upon arrival, they carried the man to transport and then rushed him to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Eliason said.

The man received “major” injuries according to Eliason, who said he could not comment on his current condition or when his identity might be released.

This article will be updated as more information becomes available.


Mark Alfred
Mark Alfred (he/him) was the University News Editor for the 2022-23 school year.