Slim and Mike are preparing to go fishing in a remote valley stream when they notice buzzards overhead. Slim finds a young woman, Nina Richards, severely injured so he sends Mike for help as she is too injured to move by horseback. Returning from gathering firewood, he is shot by the two men who kidnapped her. However, the bullet hit the firewood causing Slim to fall into the river and float away. He tracks the two men to a cave and captures them when they are all caught by the girl's rancher father and his hired hands. The father assumes that Slim is a member of the kidnappers and plans to have all three men hanged. Slim finds himself mistaken for the other dead kidnapper Collins killed by Genoway. Actually, the rancher's foreman is in league with the two kidnappers, one of whom, Jim Genoway, is a ruthless killer, the other a young man, Tad Henderson, who is in love with the girl and was beaten by her father, Owen, because of it, and wants to get even with him for his brutal methods.