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An Oregon mother is in custody after throwing her six-year-old son into the Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport.

The woman, Jillian Meredith McCabe, told police that she heard voices in her head that instructed her to throw her son London McCabe off the bridge. The woman later called 911 to report the incident.

The 911 call came in at about 6 p.m. local time on Monday evening. By 6:30, the U.S. Coast Guard had sent two boats and a helicopter to assist local police and fire agencies Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg told KOIN 6, the local CBS affiliate.

It has been reported by police officials that a number of people saw the woman walk along the bridge — approximately 130 feet above the bay — with the boy and then throw him over.

The fire department responded to the scene where they recovered the boy’s body. He was found in a white shirt floating near the Embarcadero on the Bayfront.

The boy’s body was found at about 11 p.m. local time at a jetty near the Embarcadero Resort about a mile away after being spotted by someone at the resort’s restaurant, the Oregonian said.

“The fire department got there first and recovered the body,” Klingenberg told NBC News. “It’s absolutely a tragedy. Most of us all have families.”

McCabe was arrested on charges of aggravated murder, murder, and first-degree manslaughter.

SOURCE: Huffington Post | PHOTO CREDIT: Police Handout