Officials said the man died after jumping into the Harlem River on Saturday.
FDNY and NYPD water units were deployed around 12:25 pm on the Bronx's 25-acre waterfront, following reports from people in the river near the northern end of Roberto Cremont State Park. ..
"He jumped into the Harlem River," a spokeswoman for a department said Saturday afternoon.
The man, who was not immediately identified, was taken from the river to the shore, police said.
A waiting ambulance rushed him to the Presbyterian Allen Hospital in New York, where he was later sentenced to death, a NYPD spokeswoman said.