Baby's body pulled from water near Brooklyn Bridge

Aug 08, 2018, 07:23
Baby's body pulled from water near Brooklyn Bridge

Tourists from Oklahoma made the disturbing discovery and waved police down around 4 p.m. Sunday.

The Associated Press says Monte Campbell's wife, Diana, first noticed the child.

Authorities investigated the death of a baby boy who was found floating in the water near the Brooklyn Bridge in Manhattan, Sunday, in NY. The baby was pronounced dead at NY Downtown Hospital. "It just doesn't seem real.it's just, I don't know, I didn't expect this when I came here", Austin Campbell said.

Authorities are investigating the death of a baby who was found floating in the water near the Brooklyn Bridge on Sunday.

He and police officers called to the scene gave the baby CPR until an ambulance arrived, NY media reported.

Police said a pedestrian flagged down two officers in a patrol auto near South and Dover streets around 4 p.m. and told them there was a child in the water.

The Campbells, their two sons and a niece had just returned from a ferry trip to the Statue of Liberty and were sitting on a bench talking about where to get dinner when they saw the baby. The eyewitness also said it did not appear that the baby fell in from the shore.

The East River running between Manhattan and Brooklyn is a heavily trafficked tidal estuary subject to strong currents.

It wasn't clear how long the baby had been in the water. Both park-lined shorelines are usually teeming with tourists this time of year.

The cause of death is unclear, and his body showed no signs of trauma.

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