Baby Boy Dead After Body Pulled From Water Near Brooklyn Bridge
A baby boy died after he was rescued from the East River near the Brooklyn Bridge and rushed to hospital on Aug. 5.
Police estimate him to be around 8 months old.
Diana Campbell, a tourist from Oklahoma, spotted the baby floating near the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge just after 4 p.m. The baby was wearing only a diaper.
“You could see its little legs just floating and his head was in the water,” Diana told PIX 11 News.
Campbell’s husband, Monte, jumped into the water to bring the baby to land where he immediately performed CPR until police arrived.
Officials said police brought the baby to the pedestrian walkway where they continued CPR, PIX 11 News reported.
The baby was rushed to the NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
BREAKING: @NYPDSpecialops pull baby clad in diaper from East River under Brooklyn Bridge. The child was floating on its back, spotted by tourists who called police. @FDNY transported child to the hospital, condition unknown. pic.twitter.com/9gBvbnkB3D
— Myles Miller (@MylesMill) August 5, 2018
A backpack that was floating near the baby was recovered, NBC New York reported.
Police said the parents or carers of the baby are nowhere to be found, and there are no obvious signs of trauma, CBS New York reported.
#NYPD Harbor is on scene canvassing in the vicinity of the Brooklyn Bridge in regards to a baby that was found in the water. Searching for any additional victims. If anyone has information on the baby please call the 1st Precinct Detectives or 1-800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/6y1rxJN7Rr
— NYPD Special Ops (@NYPDSpecialops) August 5, 2018
The NYPD Harbor Unit is asking anyone with information about the baby to call the 1st Precinct Detectives or 1-800-577-TIPS.