The two were not hurt, she said.
The incident began when the woman lost control of her raft and ended up on some rocks, Palmer said. The boy tried to use a rope swing to get to her, but landed on a sandbar.
Officials responded after someone near the river called police about 2:50 p.m., she said.
The news helicopter was in the area to report on the incident and picked the two up. Sumner firefighters, Pierce County sheriff's deputies and special operations team officials from the Puyallup Fire Department also responded, Palmer said.
Written by The News Tribune
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