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Police: Corpse found in East River next to Brooklyn Bridge Park

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Police found a man’s body floating in the water near Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 on Monday morning.

A caller reported a person in the East River at 6:20 am, police said. The Police Department’s Harbor Unit responded to the pier near the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Furman Street and found the man unconscious and unresponsive, cops said. Officers pulled the fellow, who appears to be in his 20s, ashore and pronounced him dead at the scene, according to law enforcement officials.

The medical examiner is trying to determine the man’s identity and how he died.

Pier 6 is situated at the end of the park closest to Cobble Hill, near the luxury condo building One Brooklyn Bridge Park.

The borough has seen three drowning incidents this summer, including a 3-year-old in Prospect Park who died in Prospect Park Lake, a 29-year-old who perished in the water off of in Coney Island, and a 21-year-old who was pulled out in a rip current during a drunken swim below the Williamsburg Bridge. The body of Williamsburg fashion designer Jay Ott, who went missing in March, was also found in the East River off the Williamsburg shore in May.

Reach reporter Matthew Perlman at (718) 260-8310. E-mail him at mperlman@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @matthewjperlman.
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Reasonable discourse

John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
There is something very strange going on in the waters of bodies, if you don't mind my saying so.
July 14, 2014, 4:45 pm
Wasser Johnman from Heights Prospect says:
John, they might be death row inmates whose pardon was interrupted?
July 15, 2014, 6:08 am
Carolina Salguero, PortSide NewYork from The Sixth Borough says:
There was another body found near Brooklyn Army Terminal Pier 4 at 58th Street, Sunset Park.
July 15, 2014, 9:13 am
Rick from PH says:
bodies have been floating up in the waters around NYC for decades, this is not a new phenomenon. Back when the Mob was more prevalent, this was a weekly occurrence.

You new to NYC, John?
July 15, 2014, 12:11 pm
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
Hi Wasser Johnman. John Wasserman.
This is very possible and to be honest it hadn't occurred even to myself, John Wasserman. Thank you for the suggestion.
John Wasserman.

Also, and I can't put my finger quite on it: Have we met? There is something about your name that almost rings a bell, if you'll pardon the question.

Hi Rick. John Wasserman.
Why no, I've been here all of my life, and now that the Mob is less prevalent, I can justly say that there is something very strange going on in these waters of bodies, if you don't mind my repeating myself.

I hope that eveyone enjoys this Tuesday afternoon.
July 15, 2014, 12:51 pm
Ted Wasserman from Crowtown says:
Who's Rick John Wasserman?
July 15, 2014, 4:02 pm
A. Inchwidth says:
Ted, the real question is: who isn't?
July 15, 2014, 10:25 pm

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