First responders rushed to Arroyo Burro Beach just after 12 p.m. after a woman jumped from the cliffs above.
Santa Barbara City fire, police, harbor patrol and paramedics drove about a mile along the beach where a woman was lying on the sand.
She was walking along the Douglas Family Preserve when she jumped down about 100 feet.
She was taken to Cottage Hospital for observation.
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