NEW YORK — A man died after jumping in the East River near Brooklyn’s Domino Park to retrieve a volleyball on Wednesday, according to police.
Authorities said the man was with a group that was playing volleyball nearby earlier in the day.
Police got a 911 call around 6:30 p.m. reporting a man in the water near the park in the Williamsburg neighborhood. There was also a volleyball floating in the water.
Harbor unit officers brought the man to shore and tried to revive him, officials said.
The 36-year-old man was taken to Brooklyn Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
His name was not immediately released. The city medical examiner’s office will determine the cause of death.