Authorities were horrified to learn that a 19-year-old mother tossed her 1-year-old son over a bridge on Sunday afternoon and jumped after him.
Police were able to recover both the mother and the boy. They are both in serious condition at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. The incident occurred on the Hamilton St. Bridge.
As of now, police are looking at the incident as a murder-suicide. As of Sunday night, no charges have been filed.
According to witnesses, the woman grabbed the baby around 1:45 p.m. and threw him over the railing. Shortly after, she jumped in as well, but landed in shallow water and made her way to the shore.
Police were able to quickly rescue the woman, but the baby had already floated 700 yards away. He was eventually rescued and officers performed CPR on him.
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