Ian Barry Dies In Encinitas Beach Fall

by The Editors on September 28, 2012

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The skateboarding community lost another good one on Thursday, September 28, 2012 when Ian Barry, 22, of Encinitas, California died from injuries he sustained in an apparent tumble down a cliff at Encinitas’ Moonlight Beach, according to a story in on NBC San Diego.

At about 3 a.m., Ian Barry was found at the base of a 100-foot cliff in Encinitas by a bystander who was out for a walk. . . . Barry, a well-known skater in the North County known by his friends as “Poods,” was discovered with life-threatening injuries and was unconscious when medics arrived.

Barry was then transported to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California, but succumbed to his injuries. Barry had been a Brixton team skater who was then hired to work at the Oceanside, California based clothing company. He’d worked at Brixton for the past three years and was an important member of the Brixton Family, according to company co-founder David Stoddard.

Ian “Poods” Barry. Never met anyone with a heart as big as his. He thought of everyone before himself. He loved his family, friends, skateboarding and motorcycles. We’re going to miss skating our bowl and going on adventures with you brother. Thanks for always making us feel special and showing us how we should all love one another. You had a personality like no other and we’re proud to call you our family. Your legacy will live on forever.

Our thoughts are Ian’s friends and family.

[Link: NBC San Deigo and Brixton]

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Rye September 28, 2012 at 11:48 am

roll in peace, poods

Robert Gould September 29, 2012 at 10:32 am

Ian was a good friend to both of my sons. They skated and filmed together and Ian always made my younger son, Mikey feel welcomed and accepted into the skating community as a new photographer. Ian was ALWAYS kind, polite, and, as I saw it, virtually fearless. Our hearts go out to his family and friends. He was a really fine young man, and my sons are better for knowing him. Rest in peace, Ian.

Brenda & Franz Burkholder September 29, 2012 at 4:43 pm

We are so very, very sad to hear of this tragedy. We are very fond of Ian’s mother and our hearts are breaking for the loss his family will have to endure. Words can’t express our sadness and our feelings right now. Brenda and Franz

SMIG August 9, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Fine guy?? No wonder….came from one of the finest families on the face of the earth.

Sam August 17, 2013 at 11:10 pm

Poods, I did not know you till Yesterday when I spoke with your parents. Through them you have inspired me!

Dana Munn June 4, 2019 at 10:04 am

Just watched a episode of returning the favor, about ian’so mom and dad foundation. What an amazing way too honor there son. So sorry for there loss. God bless them and thanks for sharing your love for your son. He seemed like a dear young man. Pools your memory lives for ever. Skate on my friend. XOXO

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