Written by Mr. Mouseburger 28th Feb 2006
Kindly submitted by Kooshmeister
Carnahan is the first mate of the Petrox Explorer, the ship that takes Fred S. Wilson's expedition to Kong Island. When Dwan is abducted by the natives and given as a bride to King Kong the giant gorilla, Jack Prescott mounts a rescue operation. Carnahan and four members of the ship's crew, Joe Perko, Boan, Garcia and Timmons, join Jack in his quest to get Dwan back.
After lots of fruitless searching, the group finally has the misfortune of catching up to Kong while they're halfway across a precarious log bridge which spans a deep canyon. Jack, at Joe's suggestion, had already gone ahead to see if it was safe, and so is able to climb down a vine to hide on a narrow ledge a few feet below.
Carnahan and the other four men, however, are still on the log and they stupidly decide to shoot at Kong, from this exposed position. Kong, in retaliation, stomps over, seizes the end of the log and begins to roll it back and forth.
The men can't hang on and they begin falling into the canyon. Carnahan, to his credit, manages to hang on the longest, but the outcome is inevitable. He eventually topples off the log, plummeting directly past where Jack is sitting, to his doom.