Probe underway after baby found dead in East River

April FrancisAug 09, 2018

"It just doesn't seem real.it's just, I don't know, I didn't expect this when I came here", Austin Campbell said.

Police are investigating the death of a baby boy who was found floating in the Manhattan side of the East River on Sunday afternoon.

Diana Campbell posted a news story about the incident on her Facebook, adding, "Asking for prayers for this attractive baby boy. someone out there knows what might have happen to him".

"I thought it was a doll", Monte Campbell said.

The baby, reportedly 8 months old, was brought from the embankment to a pedestrian walkway and officers also performed CPR while waiting for EMS.

Miller says another tourist, who was a doctor, went into the river and began performing CPR on the child.

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The child was then taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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

A medical examiner is working to determine the cause of death. "They kept asking if any parents were around but it was just the baby out there in the water, nobody around", said one witness at the scene. There was no respiration nor pulse.

A baby boy has died after being pulled from the water near South Street Seaport, police say.

She took pictures and shot video at the scene and told the Times she hopes the images can help the police identify the baby.

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