Police say a one-year-old boy is recovering after the child’s mother threw him over a fence and down a steep embankment.
It happened in spokane, washington on Sunday afternoon.
Investigators say the woman first approached a man at a home and asked for a glass of water.
The man called police, because he was concerned about the mother and child’s welfare.
That’s when the man says the woman threw the child over the fence. The child fell down a 50-foot embankment and rolled into a tree.
Medics were called and took the boy to a hospital, where he’s expected to survive.
“I don’t know her, I don’t know her situation but somehow she needs help because that’s certainly not an appropriate way to handle an issue.”
Police arrested the mother at the scene.
She faces felony child abuse charges.