VIDEO: Man throws 4-year-old boy from bridge into river below

MONTESANO, WA (WCMH) — Deputies in Washington are investigating after video surfaced showing a man throwing a 4-year-old boy off a bridge and into a river below.

“Once he hit the water and he came up, he was just screaming and then the mom comforted him as he swam back,” Kaylub Fawley told KCPQ.

Fawley was the person recording the video. His friend, Brianna Jones said she called 911 after the incident.

“I was scared because at first I thought he was going to smack his head on that lower beam,” Jones said. “I thought he broke his neck because he hit his neck and he had a life jacket on, so he got sucked up really fast. When he came up, he was actually screaming and crying. It broke my heart hearing that.”

Deputies told KCPQ that child’s mother and the man were both cited for reckless endangerment. Child Protective Services is also investigating.

“I just hope something is done about this. I don’t want this to be waived over,” said Fawley. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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