Local spots body floating in Sheepshead Bay

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Police pulled a man’s lifeless body from the waters off Emmons Avenue in Sheepshead Bay on Nov. 1.

A passerby spotted the body floating facedown and drifting near the Ocean Avenue footbridge at about 11:30 am and called police, who lifted him out and pronounced him dead, according to authorities. Police say the unidentified man was in his 20s or 30s.

The commotion caught one local’s attention who said curious onlookers were peeping over the bridge’s railing before police roped it off.

“People were just looking over the rails at the footbridge,” said one passerby who asked to remain anonymous.

The city’s Chief Medical Examiner completed the initial autopsy but ordered additional studies to determine the cause of the death, said Dr. Barbara Sampson.

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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