Thursday, September 27, 2012

Skater Ian "Poods" Barry dead after fall from Neptune bluffs

Lifetime Encinitas resident and skateboarder Ian Barry has died after a fall from the Neptune bluffs early this morning.

NC Times:
A man who was found unconscious early Thursday after apparently falling from a cliff in Leucadia has died, authorities said.

Authorities identified the man as Ian B. Barry, 22, of Encinitas.

Sheriff's deputies got a call about 3:20 a.m. from a passer-by who spotted the man lying unconscious on the beach near the intersection of Neptune Avenue and North El Portal Street, said Lt. James Bovet.

The injured man was about 80 feet below the top of the cliffs above, Bovet said. Deputies did not suspect foul play.

Rescuers took the man to a hospital, Bovet said.

Barry died at the hospital at 7:28 a.m., according to the county medical examiner's office. An autopsy had not been completed.
Ian was featured in this 2011 issue of Soggybones magazine.

21 comments:

  1. Poods you are an absolute legend, encinitas will never forget you. honestly one of the best to ever do it. RIP

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  2. There's a clearly posted sign to stay behind the fence.

    Suicide?

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    1. Never jump to conclusions

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    2. does the word insensitive ring a bell?

      Let me guess - you also protest at soldiers funerals.

      Loved ones left behind would find your comment very poor form.

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  3. Hi. My name is John Carroll. I'm a reporter with 10News. We're trying to understand what happened to Ian and obviously a skater who knew him could help us let people know just who Ian was. I'm going to head up to the area where it happened and if anyone would like to talk to me about it, drop me an email at john.carroll@10news.com or you could just show up there. Thanks in advance.

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  4. hey rob, dont be such an ignorant dumb person. you have no right to say anything about this man

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  5. Note the question mark -- I was just asking if that was a possibility.

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  6. I would be curious to know what the toxicology report shows

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  7. fuck the world poods was the best dude on earth. i love you man. poods forever!

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  8. I am so sorry for his loss. My heart goes out to his friends and family. What a loss of such a young man!

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  9. didn't know the guy, but love to his family from the East Coast.

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  10. WCV, why have you not covered the memorial for this incredible kid. There must be 500 or more people at the community center tonight! What a incredible turn out for poods. He truly touched so many lives in this community.

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    1. Sorry, I didn't even hear about it. If anyone has pictures or a story, please e-mail and I will post.

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  11. From what I heard from his friends is that he was at the Daily Double earlier in the night. Ian kind of couch surfs at a house next tot eh cliff he fell from. He jumped the rail and fell from a cliff that has a sign saying to stay off the cliffs. It sound like alcohol and some bad choices had a part in his death. Anyone who had seen Ian lately knew he wasn't as clean cut a he was in that photo above. It sucks he died but he had no reason being on that bluff in the first place.

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  12. And yes, Ian had been drinking.

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  13. The details from that night and his overall appearance have nothing to do with this tragedy. Who are you to judge who this young man is or was? What's done is done. Show some respect for he and his family and friends and keep your insensitive comments to yourself... RIP "Poods", I didn't know you but it sounds like you were a pretty rad human being with nothing but good intentions

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  14. I'm sure this was not the first time Ian had visited this spot on the cliffs. The spot he fell from was well worn indicating many kids had gone to that edge. He had probably been there many times. He felt comfortable there. My theory is, it was late, it was a warm night and he was tired and wanted to just rest peacefully before going home. He emptied his pockets so he could be comfortable lying down and quickly fell asleep. I think he rolled over in his sleep, forgetting where he was, and fell down the cliff. I think this was purely an accident that cost him his young life. My heart goes out to his mother, father, sister, grandparents and all of his devoted friends. Rest in peace young man.

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  16. so bad a dont like to read stories like this because im skater and i look all skaters as my friends so sorry for what happen im reading this from honduras in central america.

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