The father of a dead baby found floating in the East River beneath the Brooklyn Bridge on Sunday will be charged with concealing a human corpse if authorities can force his return from Thailand, where he fled the day after rescuers pulled the infant boy from the water, cops said on Wednesday.
And the Bronx man may face additional charges pending an ongoing investigation, according to police, who said video footage showed him carrying the less than 1-year-old child roughly an hour before pedestrians spotted him near the Manhattan foot of the span around 4 pm.
A good-Samaritan firefighter from Oklahoma vacationing in the city dove into the river to recover the boy, according to a New York Post report, and both he and cops failed to resuscitate the baby using CPR after bringing him ashore in Manhattan.
Paramedics later rushed him to a nearby hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead, the Post reported.
A Police Department spokeswoman said the medical examiner’s office will determine the cause of death, but a rep for the medical examiner did not return requests for comment by press time.