Max Loflin is the son of Ryan Loflin. He works on the construction crew near the fence. He hears a scream from one of Jim Bickerman's men and he opens the gate to Black Lake. He is dragged inside and the gate is left open. Ryan goes crazy when his son is found missing. Max survives long enough to find Chloe Giove and the Marshfield Swim Team and tells them that they are at the wrong lake. He survives the next few croc attacks and being taken hostage by the psychopath Jim Bickerman. He later leaves the fence with his dad after telling Chloe Giove that the book she lost inside Black Lake sucked, he had read it.