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December 9, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Longview woman, 88, froze to death outside retirement home

The Associated Press LONGVIEW — The Cowlitz County coroner’s office says an 88-year-old Longview woman froze to death outside her retirement home last week. Chief Deputy Coroner Brett Dundas said Monday that an autopsy showed the woman died of hypothermia. He says the manner of death was declared an accident. The Daily News reports Norma Jeannette Sheldon was…

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November 8, 2013 at 8:57 AM

Packwood woman who fled into river dies

CENTRALIA (AP) — A woman who jumped into the Black River near Rochester while fleeing a Thurston County sheriff’s deputy has died, apparently from hypothermia. The Chronicle reports the 30-year-old Packwood woman and a man were in a car at a boat launch having sex Wednesday night when the deputy stopped them and asked…

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November 22, 2011 at 10:04 AM

Man rescued from ship canal early this morning

A man was rescued from the chilly water of the ship canal in Seattle shortly before 1 a.m. today. A call came into 911 that a man was struggling in the water halfway across the canal near the 1400 block of Northeast Boat Street, according to the Seattle Fire Department. Somehow, the 31-year-old man was able to…

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