Baby boy dies after being found in river near Brooklyn Bridge

Police Baby boy dies after being spotted by tourists pulled from water near Brooklyn Bridge

A family visiting New York City from Oklahoma made a shocking discovery Sunday - the body of an infant floating in the East River in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Diana Campbell, of Stillwater, Oklahoma, first noticed the baby around 4 p.m. Sunday.

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

The Campbells, their two sons and a niece had just returned from a ferry trip to the Statue of Liberty and were sitting on a bench talking about where to get dinner when they saw the baby. "My husband was like 'I have to go in'".

Monte Campbell waded into the water and used a stick to assist him in reaching the baby, then did CPR until officers arrived, Campbell said. A man had jumped into the river to perform CPR on the baby. The baby was later taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead, police said. The Medical Examiner is working to determine the baby's cause of death.

Police said no parent or guardian was present at the scene and the child showed no signs of trauma.

"My mom, she was out here and she was kind of just looking in the water, and she calls my dad over and says 'there's a baby in the water!'" Austin told ABC 7 in NY.

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.

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