Drew (Ronny Cox) is the only one to not come out of the canoe trip alive. Lewis (Burt Reynolds) claims that Drew was shot out of the canoe, but Ed (Jon Voight) finds his body further on down the river, and with no deep wounds what so ever, it is clear that he commited suicide by jumping out and drowning. Lewis falls out of the canoe and severely damages his leg. Ed has an arrow impaled through his rib while firing another arrow at a hillbilly. Apart from being raped, Bobby (Ned Beatty) comes out unharmed. At the end, Lewis stays in hospital and Bobby and Ed both return to their families. Ed suffers from a nightmare of what appears to be Drew's hand ascending from underneath the water.