In the footage taken on a mobile phone eyewitnesses can be heard gasping as the youngster lands on his back in the water before a man appears to rescue him
This is the horrifying moment a four-year-old boy was thrown off a 27ft bridge and into a river.
The sickening footage shows the child screaming as he resurfaces beneath Devonshire Bridge in Montesano on Wednesday.
Kaylub Fawley, who recorded the scene on his phone, claims that the child was thrown by a 'stranger' however the mother was present.
Spectators can be heard gasping as the youngster lands on his back after falling almost three storeys.
Although he survived the fall, it is not yet known if he suffered any injuries.
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According to Inquisitr , the police were called following the incident.
The man who threw the youngster was allegedly given a trespassing citation as the bridge is private property.
He and the mother also reportedly received citations for reckless endangerment.
Uploading the video to Facebook , Fawley said: "This is what happens when some parents just don't care.
"This is a woman me and all my friends witnessed letting a 'stranger' throw her four-and-a-half-year-old son off the bridge yesterday into the water for fun.
"He landed straight on his upper back so the the police were called. I hope this isn't just waived by and looked over."
Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office, who are allegedly investigating the incident, have been contacted for comment.