On August 27, a 7-year-old girl and her family were having a party at her grandparents’ Worcester, Massachusetts home.

According to Worcester Police, around 2:30 a.m., a 35-year-old man named Joshua Hubert allegedly took the girl without her parents knowing.

Hubert is reportedly a friend of the family’s and, according to his neighbors, is a nice man who coaches his daughter’s youth hockey team.

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But the seemingly friendly man’s alleged actions were not so innocent. As the initial report stated:

She was put into a car, strangled, and thrown off a bridge into Lake Quinsigamond.

Amazingly, the 7-year-old survived the drop.

Despite her injuries, the girl was able to swim to shore where police found her alive about an hour and a half later, around 4:30 a.m. She was dressed in pajamas and “soaking wet.”

Luckily, the girl’s injuries were not life-threatening.

Hubert was arrested and, so far, charged with kidnapping. According to Worcester Police, investigators are still talking with the victim, and the investigation into the kidnapping is still ongoing.

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Posted by Worcester Police Department (Official) on Monday, August 28, 2017

The 35-year-old was arraigned in Worcester District Court on Monday.

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