Investigation into death of baby found in East River; parents unknown

Investigation into death of baby found in East River; parents unknown

Investigation into death of baby found in East River; parents unknown

The baby was wearing only a diaper as it bobbed face-up in the water. "I called 911. At that point I thought it was a doll", Campbell said.

Police are looking for answers in the death of a baby found floating in the East River in an area popular with tourists near the Brooklyn Bridge and the South Street Seaport.

Authorities investigated the death of a baby boy who was found floating in the water near the Brooklyn Bridge in Manhattan, Sunday, in NY. "So I handed the phone to her and got the baby". "Its little head was under the water, but his little legs were over", Diana Campbell said. There were no signs of trauma, and no sign of the child's parents in the area.

Miller says another tourist, who was a doctor, went into the river and began performing CPR on the child. Campbell said that despite life-saving efforts, the infant had no pulse and was not breathing.

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Her husband Monte called emergency services before reaching into the water to retrieve the boy.

Unsure if someone else had gone in with the baby, rescue crews continued to search the water Sunday night. The cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner. The child was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

According to police, an officer brought the baby onto the pedestrian walkway and administered CPR. She said the baby was floating about 30 feet offshore.

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