Ian “Poods” Barry of Encinitas is being mourned by the local skateboard community and Brixton, a clothing and accessories accompany, in the wake of his apparently accidental death Thursday morning.
Barry’s body was found at the base of a cliff at at Beacon's Beach in Leucadia, according to the county Medical Examiner’s Office.
“Despite aggressive intervention, death was pronounced a few hours later,” the office said. “Responding San Diego Sheriff Deputies conducted an investigation and it appeared the decedent fell from the cliff above the beach.”
Barry, 22, was featured in skateboarding sites and magazines.
“Never met anyone with a heart as big as his,” said David Stoddard on one memorial page. “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.”
Said Cameron Holland: “We lost a kind soul this week…. Ian ‘Poods’ Barry was one of the most genuine, kind-hearted people I have ever met. He had a positive impact on anyone who met him. He truly loved everyone and everyone loved him. He was an amazing skateboarder and friend. I feel honored to have known him as long as I did. He is a true legend and he will live on forever through all of us.”
In a March 2011 interview, Barry said Poods was short for Poodle, a nickname given him because of his long hair at the time.
Barry was transported to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla with life threatening injuries, the Medical Examiner’s Office said.
“Despite aggressive intervention, death was pronounced a few hours later,” the office said.