Waves wash man's rental home into Puget Sound

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The home was virtually destroyed by waves and high tide.
WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. - A man on Whidbey Island is trying to pick up the pieces after part of his rental home was washed away into Puget Sound.

Alex Thierry went to work Monday and got a call a few hours later that waves were crashing into his home. He suspects the high tide, combined with strong winds, pushed the water right through the walls.

"I'm pretty sure a log, or a rock or something came in, broke one of the windows, and the hole just got bigger and bigger as the water rushed out," he says. "Something like this I couldn't imagine ever happening to me."

Thierry says he lost almost all of his possessions to the rising water. He's staying with a friend until he can find another place to live.