Digger,JT, and Brady see the red kayak while waiting to be picked up for school. They saw the kayak heading toward a dangerous area and contemplated calling out after it, but eventually did not.
Ben and Mrs. DiAngelo are discovered missing. Brady and Tilly, as well as other local water men, go out to find them.
When Tilly starts barking Brady trusting her instints looks in a spot he woulnt have looked in otherwise. They find Ben unconscious but alive so Brady begins cpr. After seeing the kayak at the bottom of the river
Brady is treated like a hero, but doesn't want all the attention. It was a reporter that mentioned that Ben could die from being in the cold water to long.
Brady finds out from his mom at school that Ben has died of pneumonia and hypothermia.
Brady confronts Digger and J.T about drilling the holes in the kayak. After they admitted to it Brady called the police and they were taken to jail.