The man was hired by Carl Denham to an expedition to Singapore (never telling him and the other crew that he was actually going to Skull Island). He along with the rest of the crew helped try to remove things to keep the ship from sinking before Ann Darrow's kidnapping. He later was among the group of the sailors to search for Ann and survived the dangers until the swamp scene. The crewman almost drowned by the weight of his equipment, and was dragged down to the bottom of the swamp. Jack tried to warn him but the sailor couldn't hear nor see him. He was the first person to die, getting eaten by a big Piranhadon.