Bay Ridge

Dead body found under Verrazzano Bridge

July 28, 2019 Todd Maisel
The body police pulled from underneath the Verrazzano-Narrows bridge. Eagle photo by Todd Maisel
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A man in his 20s was found floating next to the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge off Fourth Avenue in Bay Ridge on Saturday afternoon, according to police from the 68th Precinct.

Police said they were investigating whether the man, unidentified as of Sunday afternoon, was the owner of a car that had been left on the bridge earlier on Saturday.

Eagle photo by Todd Maisel
Eagle photo by Todd Maisel

The body was found by fishermen at 5:49 p.m. floating on the Brooklyn side of the bridge next to the promenade bike path, police say. Police from the Harbor Unit and Emergency Service Unit brought the body up to the Fort Hamilton concrete dock and then onto the bike path, which was then closed off to weekend riders.

Councilmember Justin Brannan, who represents Bay Ridge, argued earlier this summer that the Bridges and Tunnels unit of the MTA should install suicide-prevention barriers along the Verrazzano.

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  1. johndoe

    Please get he information right before reporting it as news, I was there fishing at 4:30 and they found the body before than that. When i arrived there there were patrol boats already there. Please gets fact right report.