Brodie's cousin Alex comes over for the summer. When Brodie tries to be nice and invites him to Dickins Pond so he could teach him how to swim.
Brodie is at the pond with Alex when he sees his crush who he asked out with his enemy, Otis. He runs into the water and pulls Pauline's leg. Otis pulls too and they Otis and Pauline fall in the raging river.
Brodie has realized what he has done and goes after them in the river. He realizes the current is way to strong for him so he goes onto Dead Man's Island. When he gets there, they have already floated past. He then gets saved by the police.
Brodie is taken home and is now in bed with the doctor and his mom standing over him. Then he is given a pill and falls asleep for a while. When he wakes up, Alex tells him that they found Pauline and that she is dead.
When Brodie wakes up he goes downstairs and finds a man who he thinks is a policeman and then figures out that he is only a reporter asking questions about what happened.
Later on, a policeman who they are friends with named Rauol came. He asks questions about the towels that they found at their front door. He asked if they had seen them before, but they lied and said no. They checked through the towels and found stuff that reminded them went they were still happy and not hurt in the water.