Two-year-old child recovering after dad tosses him from Florida balcony

  • Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 8:34 a.m.

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — A 41-year-old man is charged with attempted murder after he tossed his son off a second story hotel balcony in Kissimmee.

The 2-year-old is expected to recover from injuries received Tuesday. Police say Juan Pablo Maradiaga also jumped from the balcony. A man pulling into the Budget Inn parking lot called 911.

Maradiaga had a severe leg injury and was taken to a hospital. Once he’s released, officials say he’ll be taken to jail.

The child was flown to Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando. His injuries include a fractured arm and abrasions but his mother told WESH he’s “a miracle baby.”

Police say surveillance video shows the father walking out of the room and throwing the baby over the railing.

The Florida Department of Children and Families is investigating.

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