Body found in East River off Hunters Point South Park, police say

Source: Mark Christie

May 23, Staff Report

A body was discovered in the East River by Hunters Point South Park this evening, according to police

The police received a report at 6:18pm that an unconscious, unresponsive man had been found in the water off the park.

A NYPD harbor unit responded to the location and transported the man’s body to a nearby location. Witnesses said the man was taken to Pier 4 at Gantry Plaza State Park.

EMS determined him dead on the scene.

No details have been released as to the name or age of the victim.

The cause of death will be determined by a medical examiner, according to police.

The investigation is ongoing. There have been no arrests.

Police at scene

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