Body found on Bay Ridge shore

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A bird-watcher found a dead body in the New York Harbor on Nov. 20.

The woman was eyeing fowl from the Shore Road Promenade in Bay Ridge when she made the foul discovery, she said.

“I’m looking at rock, rock, rock, then . . . blue jeans . . . human,” Roberta Manin told the New York Post. “I’m asking myself, ‘What am I seeing?’ Then I’m like, ‘Oh s---, that’s a body!’ ”

The body was lying face-down on the rocks near 68th Street, eyewitnesses said.

The police department’s Harbor Unit responded at 12:38 pm, pulling the body from rocks, and paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene, a police report states.

Police identified the victim as You Qian Guan, 38, of 53rd Street in Sunset Park.

The medical examiner is still determining what killed the man, and a police investigation is ongoing, police said.

Reach reporter Max Jaeger at or by calling (718) 260–8303. Follow him on Twitter @JustTheMax.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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