Infant’s Body Pulled From East River Near Brooklyn Bridge, Cops Say

Cheryl Sanders
August 9, 2018

Authorities rescued a baby in a diaper floating in the East River near the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City on Sunday.

The two witnesses separately called 911 after it was reported that the baby was discovered in the waters off lower Manhattan at about 4 p.m. Sunday, sources said.

He waded into the water and used a stick to help him grab the baby, then performed CPR until officers arrived on scene, Campbell said.


Campbell said he "walked out mid-thigh level" in the East River and retrieved the baby and started CPR. "So I handed the phone to her and got the baby".

Police say the child was found laying on an embankment at the water's edge.

Diana Campbell, a professional photographer and owner of Dream Image Photography in Stillwater, told local media she took pictures and videos of the infant because, as she was quoted saying, "Someone knows that child".


Police are investigating after a baby boy died shortly after being pulled from the water near South Street Seaport.

No parent or guardian was present at the scene, police said.

It was just after 4 p.m. on a hot, sunny Sunday in NY when cops "climbed over a safety railing and picked up the infant, then brought him to the pedestrian walkway".


A medical examiner is working to determine the cause of death. They say the baby was suffering no obvious signs of trauma when he was first spotted.

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