Baby boy dies after being pulled from water near Brooklyn Bridge

An NYPD boat near South Street Seaport

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Her husband, Monte Campbell, waded into shallow water near the Manhattan shoreline, retrieved the baby and started CPR.

Cops are investigating the 911 callers' claims, sources said. 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.

Authorities rescued a baby in a diaper floating in the East River near the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City on Sunday. His wife, Diana Campbell, told PIX 11, "You could see its little legs just floating and his head was in the water".

"That's when I spotted the baby".

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

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Police arrived on the scene minutes later and brought the baby onto a pedestrian walkway and continued CPR.

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

A medical examiner will establish an exact cause of death.

The baby was pronounced dead at the hospital. Campbell said that despite life-saving efforts, the infant had no pulse and was not breathing. She said the baby was floating about 30 feet offshore.

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