Body found in Mill Basin identified as missing Borough Park teen

First responders carry the body of a 19-year-old found floating in Mill Basin Saturday.
Photo by Charlie Jones

A body found floating in Mill Basin near the Belt Parkway bridge over the bay on Saturday afternoon has been identified as that of a missing teen from Borough Park, police say.

The body of 19-year-old Samuel Medina was found by a passing boater at about 12:30 pm on Nov. 7 near the new Belt Parkway Mill Basin bridge, the waterway exiting into Jamaica Bay.

NYPD marine units were able to recover the body and bring it to shore in the rear of the Sea Travelers Marina at just off Flatbush Avenue. EMS pronounced the teen dead at the scene.

Detectives from the 63rd Precinct were working to positively identify the body Saturday, and a Police Department spokesperson told Brooklyn Paper on Monday that the body was in fact Medina’s.

The teen, who lived near 10th Avenue and 47th Street in Borough Park, had been missing since Nov. 1. He was last seen leaving his residence on Saturday, Oct. 31.

Authorities did not provide any further information on Medina’s cause of death.

Additional reporting by Aidan Graham