Updated at 4:07 p.m., April 22, with the latest information.

The man who died in a cliff incident on Saturday was identifed as 23-year-old Jacob William Parker. 

An unidentified adult male fell from a bluff on Saturday, April 20. He died while being transported to a hospital. Photo courtesy Scott Safechuck

On April 20 in the afternoon, Parker fell around 50 feet from a cliff behind 6625 Del Playa, Isla Vista. After an emergency service call was phoned at 2:35 pm,  he was carried from the beach up the Pescadero stairs. He was transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Health but did not survive, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department said.

Parker lived in San Diego, California and graduated UCSB in 2023. He was in town for the university’s alumni weekend at a Phi Sigma Epsilon party.

The Nexus will continue reporting on this topic as more information becomes available.


Lizzy Rager
Lizzy Rager (she/her) is the Assistant News Editor for the 2024-25 school year. She can be reached at lizzyrager@dailynexus.com