Tony wanted to climb the bluffs and joel disagreed. joel tried to get his dad to not let him to go.
They left the house and went to a tiver instead. tony wanted to swim in the river but joel would rather not swim.
tony called joel scared and joel wanted to prove he was not scared so he dared to swim out to a sand bar.
Once they gotin to the water and swam to the sand bar. joel was almost to the sand bar before tony was even in. joel could hear tony behind him splashing like a paddle boat and breathing hard. when he looked back, he didn't see tony, he saw emptyness and a swerling river.
joel went to look for tony. he went to look in the river. the water was beating back at him like it didn't want him to look for tony.
joel was wondering what to do if he should let go of the handlebars in front of a semi truck or tell his parents what happened.
He decided to do home a little later and went in to the house joel heard his dad calling for him. after hearing a soft sound of car wheels on the asphalt, he knew it was the cops. he went outside and admitted it.