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Body found in Bay Ridge Channel

Body found in Bay Ridge Channel
Floater: Police fished a dead body out of the Bay Ridge Channel on June 29.
Photo by Paul Martinka

Police fished the body of a man who jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge out of the Bay Ridge Channel on June 29, according to a police spokesman.

Drivers spotted the distraught man pacing on a beam at 3:30 am. Police tried to talk the man down from the bridge, but he dove off the span at 4:30 am, officials said.

The current dragged the man’s body near Bay Ridge where officers with the harbor unit discovered the corpse and brought it to the American Veteran Memorial Pier, where the remains were removed at 8:15 am.

This is the third time in as many days that human remains have been discovered in city waterways.

A woman’s dismembered body was found floating in the water near Red Hook on June 27. The body’s limbs were chopped and the intestines were oozing out of the torso when a couple out for a stroll discovered the remains.

Police are hoping that a tattoo in Sanskrit on the woman’s left thigh will identify the victim.

And on June 28 a naked man was found floating in the Harlem River between Manhattan and the Bronx.

If someone you know exhibits warning signs of suicide, do not leave the person alone; remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs, or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt; call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273–8255; and take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional.

Reach reporter Caroline Spivack at cspivack@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2523. Follow her on Twitter @carolinespivack.

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