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Dead baby found floating near Brooklyn Bridge

Dead baby found floating near Brooklyn Bridge

The 8-month-old was unconscious and unresponsive, lying on the embankment on the edge of the East River near Dover Street and South Street under the Brooklyn Bridge. Campbell was visiting NY with his parents.

Monte Campbell, of Stillwater, Okla., right, stands under the Brooklyn Bridge in Manhattan after jumping into New York's East River to rescue a baby floating in the water, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. No parents or guardians were present at the scene. A medical examiner will determine cause of death, the AP reported.

Tourists from Oklahoma, the Campbell family was taking in the view under the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge Sunday afternoon when mother Diana Campbell made a heartbreaking discovery.

Cops are investigating the 911 callers' claims, sources said. The eyewitness also said it did not appear that the baby fell in from the shore. "So I handed the phone to her and got the baby".

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"I spotted the baby. his little head was under the water. his little legs were over", Diana told CBS New York.

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

It wasn't clear how long the baby had been in the water.

Police climbed over the safety railing to retrieve the baby, then brought him to the pedestrian walkway where they performed CPR, officials said.


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