Baby's body found floating in East River near Brooklyn Bridge, police say

An NYPD boat near South Street Seaport

The baby was wearing only a diaper as it bobbed face-up in the water.

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

A baby boy was found unresponsive in the East River near the Brooklyn Bridge on Sunday, prompting New York City officials to launch an investigation into the child's death.

Authorities investigate the death of a baby boy who was found floating in the water near the Brooklyn Bridge in Manhattan, on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, in NY. His wife, Diana Campbell, told PIX 11, "You could see its little legs just floating and his head was in the water".

Authorities said he showed no signs of trauma.

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.

Austin Campbell, who was visiting the area with his family, said his father jumped into the river with hopes of saving the young child.

It was unclear how long the baby had been lying there. He said the baby had no respiration and didn't show a pulse.

Police say an officer brought the baby onto the pedestrian walkway and administered CPR. The Medical Examiner is working to determine the baby's cause of death.

The baby was pronounced dead at New York-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, the Times reported. She said the baby was floating about 30 feet offshore.

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