Shocking incident from Pennsylvania leaves witnesses stunned as young mother throws 1 year old from bridge then jumps in the water.
A baby and his mother have been pulled out from a river after the mother tried to kill herself and her child.
A woman of 19 years old tried to commit suicide by throwing herself from a bridge into a river from Pennsylvania. But before she tried to take way her own life, the woman who is also a mother, wanted to kill her baby as well, and she threw him off the bridge.
The event took place Sunday around noon on the Hamilton Street bridge from Allentown, Pennsylvania.
The entire incident was witnessed by people who were in the area at that time and told police officials that the woman was pushing her baby of just 1 year old in a stroller. All of the sudden she stopped in the middle of the bridge, grabbed the baby and threw him into the river. Few seconds after that, she climbed over the railing and jumped inside the shallow water.
After the arrival of the police, they managed to locate the baby in a matter of minutes. Rescue teams found the body of the baby at several hundred yards downstream and managed to perform CPR. The mother of the child was found under the bridge unconscious and in serious condition.
Two police officers identified as Joseph Iannetta and John Leonard, entered the river and were able to rescue the baby from the water. If they wouldn’t have done CPR on the spot the baby wouldn’t have made it, explained William Reinik the police captain from Allentown.
Both the baby and the mother survived and although doctors have declared that they were in critical conditions, they are expected to make it, stated police reports. The fact that both of them survived can be called a miracle as they had fallen from a height of 52 foot.
The mother and the child are presently treated at the Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest.
For the moment, the woman’s identity is not known and police are looking at the incident as an attempt of murder and suicide.
The investigation on the case is ongoing and it is not yet known if charges will be filed against the criminal mother. No one knows for now what prompted the young mother to kill her own baby and herself.
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