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April 14, 2010 > Message in bottle returned 23 years later

Message in bottle returned 23 years later

Submitted By AP Wire Service

PLANTATION, Fla. (AP), Apr 09 - A message in a bottle tossed into the Atlantic Ocean by a young Florida camper during a 1987 field trip has been returned 23 years later.

Judy Kissel, an early childhood and camp director at the Soref Jewish Community Center in Plantation, says the note was returned by mail from a man in France on Wednesday.

During a 1987 field trip to Port Everglades, several dozen children from the community center tossed messages in bottles into the ocean. In the years since, letters have been returned from Maine to London.

Kissel, who worked at the center at the time, says a letter included with a copy of the original note says the bottle was found in 1995 at a beach near a hospital in Bourdeaux, France.

It's unclear which camper sent the note, as his or her name is now blurred out.

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