Elaine is a good friend to Chloe Giove and she knows Chloe's mother, the sheriff of Lake Placid. She has a cousin named Tina. She, Tina and Chloe go with the Marshfield Swim Team to Clear Lake but they end up at Black Lake. When the crocodiles attack, people are split up and some of them die. Tina and some others are found by a trucker and they escape the horror. Elaine is stuck with Chloe and some others. Elaine is attacked by a crocodile at Sadie Bickerman's cabin and she is almost killed. She survives however and escapes with Chloe, Max and some others. She then is taken to the hospital and reunites with her cousin.