Man’s Body Discovered in Gowanus Bay Wednesday Morning

SUNSET PARK – A second body has been recovered from the waters surrounding Brooklyn this week.

Via Google Maps

At approximately 10:40am on Wednesday, July 17, the NYPD responded to a 911 call regarding an unconscious man found in the water at Gowanus Bay near 28th Street.

The FDNY recovered the man from the water and transported his body to 28th Street near 2nd Avenue where EMS pronounced him deceased.

The identification of the victim has not yet been released pending family notification.

The New York City Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death. The investigation is ongoing.

On Tuesday, July 16, a woman’s body was recovered from the Erie Basin in Red Hook, a harbor  adjacent to the Gowanus Bay. The NYPD released the identification of that victim the following day. Her name is Jin R. Yang, 30, of Bensonhurst.

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Pamela Wong

Pam is a staff reporter at Bklyner, covering North-Western parts of Brooklyn. You can reach her at Tips are always welcome. She also writes about art at


  1. Has this man been identified? Maine man missing since July 3rd. Last known to be giving a man a ride back to New York & has not been heard from since!

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