The family of the missing Bronx boy whose body was dragged from the Hudson River over the weekend is searching for answers about how the 11-year-old and his friend ended up in waters off Manhattan.
Alfa Barrie loved math and engineering and wasn’t the type to go out on his own without checking in with his mother — let alone for a dangerous adventure on the waterfront, relatives told The Post on Sunday.
“We still do not understand what happened,” said his uncle, Ahmadou Diallo, noting his nephew didn’t know how to swim.
The boy and his pal, 13-year-old Garrett Warren of Harlem were last seen together sometime between the afternoon of May 12 and the morning of May 13, police have said.
The NYPD Harbor Unit recovered Alfa’s body from the Hudson near 102n2 Street and Riverside Drive on Saturday morning.
Garrett’s body was pulled from the Harlem River, near the Madison Avenue Bridge, on Thursday.
It’s unclear how the boys ended up in waters on opposite sides of Manhattan, though an NYPD spokesman on Sunday suggested “the tides had something to do with it” and said the investigation was ongoing.
The city’s medical examiner will determine the cause of death for the two boys.