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CAMANO ISLAND – A 58-year-old Camano Island man died Thursday night after his 2003 Infiniti went up an embankment and he was ejected from the car, police said Friday.

George Hodge lost control of his car while making a turn on Cross Island Road just West of N. Camano Road, said trooper Lance Ramsay, a spokesman for the Washington State Patrol.

Hodge was westbound on Cross Island Road when he overcorrected, crossed the centerline, struck the embankment and rolled over, Ramsay said.

The accident occurred at about 5:13 p.m. Hodge died at the scene.

Edmonds: Man found floating in the Sound

An 80-year-old man was spotted floating face down in the Puget Sound near the 18700 block of Soundview Drive on Thursday, police said.

The man and a 65-year-old friend had anchored their boat and set up crab pots in the water, Snohomish County sheriff’s deputy Rich Niebusch said.

The pair then began swimming to the shore, which was about 100 yards away. When the 65-year-old got to the shore, he looked back and saw that his friend floating in the water.

He pulled the man to shore, but CPR failed to revive the man.

Everett: Rock thrown from overpass hits man

EVERETT – An Everett man was hit with a rock about the size of a fist that fell from the 112th Street SE overpass and smashed through his truck’s windshield as he was driving on I-5 Friday, the Washington State Patrol said.

He suffered only minor injuries, but could have been seriously injured, police said.

Keith Westendorf told investigators he was driving his Seattle newspaper delivery truck when the rock smashed through the window and hit him in the chest.

“The percussion was just intense, it was like a bomb went off inside my truck. … Initially, I thought someone had shot me,” he told KOMO-4 News.

The rock was probably thrown off the overpass by “kids goofing off,” said trooper Lance Ramsay, a spokesman for the State Patrol.

Ramsay said it’s been a couple of years since he last heard of someone throwing a projectile off an overpass in the area. The State Patrol has no leads on the case so far.

YMCA swim event brings women together

The Woman to Woman Project, a program of the Interfaith Association of Snohomish County, offers a women’s swim from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 31 at the Everett Family YMCA, 2720 Rockefeller Ave.

The swim for women and girls is held every second and fourth Sunday. A donation is $2 is suggested.

The swim brings together women of various ethnic, religious and economic communities in order to create friendships and break down stereotypes.

For more information, call Therese at 425-252-6672 or e-mail TQuinn@TIASC.com.

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