MONTESANO, Wash. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a young boy was thrown from a bridge about 25 feet into the Wynoochee River west of Olympia.
The Seattle Times reports authorities are looking at reckless endangerment charges for the mother and the 35-year-old man who tossed the 4-year-old last week.
Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Department Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Shumate says a video posted to Facebook of the incident shows the boy being tossed “like a rag doll.”
Kaylub Fawley, who was at the river that day, told The Washington Post the boy’s mother “was trying to make it seem like the whole incident was fun.”
Authorities say the boy was not hurt.
Child Protective Services is reportedly involved in the case.