Woman Reunites With Message in a Bottle She Tossed Into Sea Nearly 2 Decades Ago

Playing Message in a Bottle Returned to Woman 17 Years After She Sent It

A woman was recently reunited with the message in a bottle she dropped into the ocean nearly two decades ago. 

In 2001, Emily Edwards was just 7 when she wrote a note to her future self, put it in a bottle and watched it float away while on vacation in Wales. 

She promptly forgot about it. 

So when a runner found the bottle and got in touch with Edwards, now a 25-year-old mother of one, she was stunned. “I phoned my dad looking for confirmation that I wasn’t going mad, but he confirmed that I did send the message as a 7-year-old," Edwards told Caters News Agency.

Unfortunately, the note was water-damaged and illegible. 

But Edwards still can't believe it. "Can't get my head around how it hasn't been picked up as litter or anything like that," she said. 

"It's a brilliant story to tell my little girl when she's older and we can try doing the same when she understands a bit more and hopefully maybe hers will come back one day," she added.

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