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Baby Boy Rescued From Lehigh River

Baby Boy Rescued After Mom Throws Him Into a River

In a scene that would horrify most moms, a 19-year-old woman tossed her little boy over a bridge in Allentown, PA, on Sunday afternoon. According to NBC, witnesses saw Johnesha Perry pushing her baby in his stroller when she suddenly stopped, took the boy from his carriage, and threw him from an Allentown bridge, 52 feet above the banks of the Lehigh River. She then jumped in after him into the shallow waters. Police officers were able to rescue the baby by giving him CPR, and he was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. Meanwhile, the young mom faces attempted homicide charges and two counts of aggravated assault and reckless endangerment. It's not yet clear why the mom threw her child over the bridge or what her reasoning was when jumping in afterward.

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