Baby's body pulled from water near Brooklyn Bridge


'She just called me over and said there was a baby in the water. "It just doesn't seem's just, I don't know, I didn't expect this when I came here", Austin Campbell said. Monty and Diana Campbell found an 8-month-old baby boy floating in in the river under the Brooklyn Bridge.

A baby boy died after he was pulled from the water near the Brooklyn Bridge on Sunday afternoon, an NYPD spokesperson said.

Her husband, Monte Campbell, who is a chiropractor, told the Times he called 911 and that when he was put on hold he decided to make sure it was a real baby and not a doll.

Diana Campbell called for her husband and sons.

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

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

Police officers arrived minutes later and took the baby onto the pedestrian walkway, where they continued CPR before the baby was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.

It wasn't immediately clear why the boy was in the water, but police say no parent or guardian was present and was suffering no obvious signs of trauma when he was spotted in the water. Campbell said that despite life-saving efforts, the infant had no pulse and was not breathing.

The Campbell family told The Times the whole incident was for them, "very emotional".