Man dies after falling off Isla Vista cliff, sheriff says

(Update – 11:45 p.m.) – Officials with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office say the man who fell from a cliff in Isla Vista on Saturday has died.

It happened at 2:35 p.m. on the 6600 block of Del Playa.

Sheriff’s officials say the man accidentally fell off the cliff. He was taken to hospital for treatment of his injuries, but did not survive.

The man’s identification is being withheld until next of kin have been notified.

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The Santa Barbara County Fire Department responded to a cliff incident Saturday afternoon.

Fire officials said a man reportedly climbed over the fence behind 6625 Del Playa and fell approximately 50 feet.

Firefighters carried the man from the beach up the Pescadero steps and took him to a nearby hospital.

The fire department did not specify his injuries.