Tourists find baby boy floating in water near Brooklyn Bridge

Tourists find baby boy floating in water near Brooklyn Bridge

A family from Stillwater, Oklahoma, on vacation in New York City, made a horrifying discovery on Sunday: Sitting on a bench overlooking the East River, they were disturbed to find the body of a baby boy floating, face-up in only a diaper, near the Brooklyn Bridge. "So I handed the phone to her and got the baby".

'She just called me over and said there was a baby in the water.

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

Police climbed over the safety railing to retrieve the baby, then brought him to the pedestrian walkway where they performed CPR, officials said. There was no respiration nor pulse.

Diana Campbell saw the infant floating face-up in the water wearing only a nappy, reports The New York Times.

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Police said no parent or guardian was present at the scene and the child showed no signs of trauma.

Authorities investigate the death of a baby boy who was found floating in the water near the Brooklyn Bridge in Manhattan, on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, in NY.

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

CBS New York says authorities took the child from the water and rushed him to a local hospital and was pronounced dead.

The medical examiner will work to determine the boy's exact cause of death.

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