A woman’s body was found floating in Little Bay Tuesday morning near Fort Totten, the NYPD said.
Officials said FDNY’s Marine 4 unit removed the young woman’s body from the water and tried reviving her with CPR, to no avail.
According to witnesses, the unidentified woman was found floating face down in the water near an FDNY water rescue training facility around 10:15 a.m.
Hussein Sayed, 22, said he was walking near the water with Kareem Kamboj, 22, when the men discovered the young woman’s body.
“She had no movement. You could tell she was dead,” Sayed said.
The men described the woman as young, possibly around 22 and possibly of Indian descent. They alerted FDNY officials training nearby, who tried to revive the unidentified woman.
Sayed and Hussein said they did not immediately notice signs of trauma on the woman, who had makeup on her face, painted fingernails and car keys on her body when she was found.
“It is a pretty emotional thing for me,” said Sayed, who walks along the water in Fort Totten often. “This isn’t what you would expect to happen.”
Reach reporter Phil Corso by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 718-260-4573.
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