01/30/2015 08:30 EST | Updated 04/01/2015 05:59 EDT

Mother, child swept away in Puntledge River near Courtenay, B.C

A mother and her 18-month-old baby, who were swept away in the waters of Puntledge River near Courtenay, B.C., have been pulled out Friday afternoon. 

There's no word yet on how they came to be in the water. 

The child was recovered first by search around 3 p.m. PT and the mother was pulled out shortly after 4 p.m. The pair were both rushed to hospital and were in critical condition. 

More to come