UPDATE Aug. 8, 2018:
The father of a months-old baby found dead in the East River over the weekend is expected to arrive back in New York City from Thailand in the next week and face charges, WPIX reports.
The father, James Currie, 37, allegedly fled to Bangkok Monday. He is expected to arrive back in NYC in the next week and face charges of concealing a human corpse, though additional charges may be added, officials said.
NEW YORK -- (WPIX) -- A baby boy died after he was pulled from the water near the Brooklyn Bridge on Sunday afternoon, an NYPD spokesperson said. He was pulled from the water by a tourist visiting from Oklahoma.
The good Samaritan performed CPR until officers arrived on scene, police said. Police climbed over a safety railing to retrieve the baby, then brought him to a pedestrian walkway where they performed CPR, officials said. The baby was rushed to a hospital, where he died.
The baby’s parents were not on scene. Police believe the boy was less than a year old. No identifying information was immediately available for the child. It is not yet clear how long the baby boy had been in the water, but police said there was a backpack floating in the water near the child.
The NYPD Harbor Unit was on scene afterward, searching for any additional victims. They’ve asked anyone with information on the baby to call the 1st Precinct Detectives or 1-800-577-TIPS.