DOWNTOWN – Yesterday, a body was spotted floating in the East River near the Brooklyn Bridge, the NYPD confirmed.
Officers from the 84th Precinct responded to a call of a man in the water at 9:30 am on Wednesday, May 23, said police. An NYPD Harbor unit transported the body to Pier 2, where responding EMS pronounced the man dead at the scene.
Pending notification of the family, police are withholding the identity of the deceased.
This makes the third body pulled from the waters around Brooklyn this year. Last month, a dead man was found floating near the Mill Basin Bridge, just weeks after the body of a man was pulled from the Gowanus canal.