Unidentified body found in Newtown Creek near 2 Bell Slip

An unidentified body was discovered Sunday morning in Newtown Creek, the NYPD confirmed Green hands. The incident took place around 7:44 am

Police responded to a 911 call where they observed an unidentified man unconscious and unresponsive in the water near Blue Slip 2. NYPD Harbor Units recovered the man from the water. He was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS and was transported to 54-08 Vernon Boulevard. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death in the ongoing investigation.

The address at 54-08 Vernon Boulevard does not correspond to a hospital, but rather the Long Island City office of a civilian contractor, CAC Industries. We were unable to reach CAC Industries for comment.

The death echoes a similar incident that occurred just a month ago. On May 13, the NYPD removed another unidentified man near Bushwick Inlet, about a mile from where police discovered the man this weekend in Newtown Creek. A spokesperson for the NYPD said this Green hands that at this time they do not believe the incidents are related.

Greenpoint residents may also remember that there were two separate incidents last summer in which the bodies of two young men were found in Newtown Creek. Both bodies were found days after the men each attended an event at the Brooklyn Mirage nightclub. Authorities have since determined that both men died from drowning.