Infant's body found in water near Brooklyn Bridge in Manhattan

Rescuers search the water near the South Street Seaport for a 8-month-old baby that was pulled from the river

Modal Trigger Rescuers search the water near the South Street Seaport for an 8-month-old baby that was pulled from the river. Tomas E. Gaston

A baby boy died Sunday after police say he was pulled from the East River near Manhattan's South Street Seaport. Her husband, Monte Campbell, waded into shallow water near the Manhattan shoreline, retrieved the baby and started CPR. "911, they put me on hold and at that point I decided I had to go make sure".

Diana Campbell posted a news story about the incident on her Facebook, adding, "Asking for prayers for this lovely baby boy. someone out there knows what might have happen to him".

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Police say the child showed no signs of trauma.

Police said a pedestrian flagged down two officers in a patrol vehicle near South and Dover streets around 4 p.m. and told them there was a child in the water. The 8-month-old was unconscious and unresponsive, lying on the embankment on the edge of the East River near Dover Street and South Street under the Brooklyn Bridge.

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Diana Campbell, a professional photographer and owner of Dream Image Photography in Stillwater, told local media she took pictures and videos of the infant because, as she was quoted saying, "Someone knows that child".

Unsure if someone else had gone in with the baby, rescue crews continued to search the water Sunday night. The eyewitness also said it did not appear that the baby fell in from the shore.

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Mrs Campbell said she took photos of him in the hope that they would help to find his parents.

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