Tony & Joel, friends since birth, want to go to the bluffs but Joel has to ask his dad if they can go to the park because the bluffs are dangerous. His dad says yes if he gives him his honor that they are going to the park.
They stopped at the virmilion river and decided to stick around. Tony dared Joel to swim to the sandbar so they both jumped in to swim it, realizing that it was not an easy dare. The river was very rough.
Joel was swimming as he was looking back to check on Tony and at one point he realized that Tony was not there. Joel made it to the sandbar looking frantically everywhere for Tony and couldn't find a sign of him.