Offbeat 'I thought it was a doll': Baby found floating in river dies

01:15  07 august  2018
01:15  07 august  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Authorities are investigating the death of a baby who was found floating in the water near the Brooklyn Bridge on Sunday. At that point I thought it was a doll ," Campbell said. Campbell said he "walked out mid-thigh level" in the East River and retrieved the baby and started CPR.

NEW YORK — Authorities are investigating the death of a baby who was found floating in the water near the Brooklyn Bridge on Sunday. At that point I thought it was a doll ,” Campbell said. Campbell said he “walked out mid-thigh level” in the East River and retrieved the baby and started CPR.

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. The baby was later pronounced dead and authorities are investigating. No parent or guardian was present at the scene and the child showed no signs of trauma, police said. (AP Photo/Robert Bumsted) © The Associated Press 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. The baby was later pronounced dead and authorities are investigating. No parent or guardian was present at the scene and the child showed no signs of trauma, police said. (AP Photo/Robert Bumsted)

NEW YORK — Police are looking for answers in the death of a baby found floating in the East River in an area popular with tourists near the Brooklyn Bridge and the South Street Seaport.

Officials want to know: How long was the boy in the water before an Oklahoma family spotted him Sunday afternoon? Why was he wearing only a diaper? Where are the adults who were supposed to be caring for him?

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She placed her baby boy in the ark, and let it float down the river where the princess, Pharaoh's daughter, would see it . Pharaoh's daughter thought that it would be cruel to let such a lovely baby as this die out on the water.

Police say a baby boy was found floating in the East River near the Brooklyn Bridge, CBS New York reports. I called 911. At that point I thought it was a doll , Mr. Campbell told the AP.

A medical examiner will determine how the boy, about 8 months old, died. Police say he showed no signs of trauma.

Diana Campbell, of Stillwater, Oklahoma, first noticed the baby around 4 p.m. Sunday. Her husband, Monte Campbell, waded into shallow water near the Manhattan shoreline, retrieved the baby and started CPR.

"She just called me over and said there was a baby in the water," Monte Campbell said. "I called 911. At that point, I thought it was a doll."

He said the baby wasn't breathing and showed no pulse.

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.

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

The East River running between Manhattan and Brooklyn is a heavily trafficked tidal estuary subject to strong currents. Both park-lined shorelines are usually teeming with tourists this time of year.

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