Child rescued from tree in Verde River after raft tips

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Verde River Needle Rock Recreation Area. (16 June 2017) [Source: 3TV/CBS 5 News] Verde River Needle Rock Recreation Area. (16 June 2017) [Source: 3TV/CBS 5 News]
MARICOPA COUNTY, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

A child stranded in a tree along the Verde River after tipping over in a raft initiated a rescue operation from emergency responders.

According to Rural Metro officials, two boys, ages 4 and 7, were in a raft in the river when it tipped over.

The 7-year-old became stranded in a tree and in the Verde River. 

Units from Rio Verde Fire were assisted by Rural Metro and Maricopa County Sheriff deputies were dispatched to the area to provide assistance as necessary.

Once on scene, deputies with MCSO contacted the group and found the boy was out of danger without their assistance.

There are no reported injuries from this incident.

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