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South Coast College Student Gets Hurt After Falling Off Balcony And Over Cliff

Photo by Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

A college student is hurt after falling off a balcony on the South Coast.

Sheriff’s officials say just before midnight on Friday, deputies, UC Santa Barbara police and Santa Barbara County firefighters responded to a report of a young woman who fell from a balcony, over a cliff and into the water in the 6700 block of Del Playa Drive in Isla Vista. A witness says the 20-year-old Santa Barbara City College student was sitting on the balcony when she fell backward over the cliff.

First responders found the woman on a kelp bed where she was placed by bystanders who pulled her out of the water. She was rushed to a hospital with injuries. Alcohol is believed to be a factor.

The Sheriff’s Office is reminding people to use extreme caution on balconies near the cliffs. Over the years, people have been killed and severely injured by falling.  Many of them were intoxicated.