1 dead after being pulled from water at Central Park reservoir

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Rescue teams pulled a man from the water at the Central Park reservoir Tuesday, but they were unable to save his life.

Emergency crews responded to the park near 90th Street and West Drive just after 1 p.m.

An Eyewitness News crew saw rescuers pull the person from the reservoir, and a police helicopter was also flying overhead.

He was taken to St Luke's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Several people posted video and photos to social media showing the activity:

It is unclear how the person ended up in the water, but at this point, it is being investigated as a suicide after several witnesses reported the man jumped.