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Message in bottle found after 98 years

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A Scottish skipper has set a new world record after finding a message in a bottle 98 years after it was released.

Andrew Leaper's discovery beat the previous record for the longest time a bottle has been adrift at sea by more than five years.

And he found the bottle while skippering the same fishing boat which had set the previous record, the Shetland-based vessel Copious.

Mr Leaper said: "It was an amazing coincidence."

The find has been confirmed as a new record by Guinness World Records.

The drift bottle - containing a postcard which promised a reward of six pence to the finder - was released in June 1914 by Captain CH Brown of the Glasgow School of Navigation.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...etland-19422354

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RockabyeBillie

oh how exciting! Wonder if he'll collect the six pence! lol

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ThePhantomFlanFlinger

Thank heavens its a real message in a bottle...... thought for a moment that it was a coded message saying that they had found Sting..!!...that would be the last thing the human race needs..!!!

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schizoidwoman

I love the fact that the previous record holder was a friend of his and found his bottle whilst on the same boat!

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