Baby's body pulled from water near Brooklyn Bridge

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Authorities investigate the death of a baby boy who was found floating in the water near the Brooklyn Bridge in Manhattan. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

Police said the baby's body showed no signs of trauma.

Diana Campbell, of Stillwater, Oklahoma, first noticed the baby around 4 p.m. Sunday.

The Campbells had just returned from a ferry ride to the Statue of Liberty with their two sons and a niece when they saw the child.

A bystander plucked the baby - who was about 8 months old - from the water, but he could not be saved. There was no respiration nor pulse.

He had went into the water "mid-thigh level", AP reports, to retrieve the baby and started CPR.

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"It's little head was under the water but his little legs were over", the Oklahoma tourist told CBS2.

"I thought it was a doll", Monte Campbell said.

It was just after 4 p.m. on a hot, sunny Sunday in NY when cops "climbed over a safety railing and picked up the infant, then brought him to the pedestrian walkway".

The baby's parents were not on the scene.

Diana Campbell took video and photos of the scene, hoping the images would be helpful in identifying the infant. The baby was pronounced dead at NY Downtown Hospital.

"As soon as they called the police my dad was like, 'I'm gonna jump in, I wanna grab it.' He's a physician so he knows how to do CPR and stuff like that", he added.