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Video captures 4-year-old boy being thrown off of bridge into river

Posted at 4:49 PM, Aug 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-29 16:49:58-04

MONTESANO, Wash.  — Officials are investigating after a 4-year-old boy was thrown off a bridge into a river in Montesano, Washington.

Sheriff’s deputies were called to the Devonshire Bridge over the Wynochee River in Montesano earlier this week after bystanders witnessed the boy being thrown off the bridge and called police.

WARNING: The video is graphic and contains strong language 

The boy survived the fall. It was not immediately known if he suffered any serious injuries.

Deputies interviewed witnesses and the boy’s mother. Deputies said Saturday they’ve recommended the Grays Harbor Prosecutor’s Office charge the boy’s mother with reckless endangerment and another man with reckless endangerment and criminal trespassing.

All of the charges are misdemeanors, deputies said. Child Protective Services has also been notified of the event.

Video of the boy being thrown was posted to Facebook Thursday and shared more than 1,000 times. Many commenters expressed outrage.