Andy learns to swim properly. Previously he had copied animal strokes, but now he could do the Australian Crawl.
Andy sees the sea for the first time in his life, and, with his classmates, he has a wonderful trip to the beach, until they get caught in a forest fire. after escaping the fire, they are facing a more lingering death. Only Andy is small enough to get out and call for help.
Andy falls and is bleeding to death, but the emergency operator thinks his call is a hoax and hangs up. Andy is sitting on the ground in despair as his life rapidly bleeds away.