Message in a bottle cast into sea found by Utah man 5 decades later

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — A bottled message sent out to sea by a New Hampshire man more than five decades ago has been returned to his daughter.

WMUR-TV reports the message was discovered by Clint Buffington of Utah while he was vacationing in the Turks and Caicos.

Buffington says he found a Coke bottle half-buried in the sand. The note inside the bottle said, “Return to 419 Ocean Blvd. and receive a reward of $150 from Tina, owner of the Beachcomber.”

The Beachcomber was a Hampton motel owned by the now-deceased parents of Paula Pierce in 1960.

Pierce’s father had written the note as a joke and cast it into the Atlantic Ocean.

Buffington flew to New Hampshire to deliver the message to Pierce. She made good on the promised reward.

Information from: WMUR-TV.

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  • Real Life October 26, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    Dumpster found a message in a bottle. It said VICODIN.

    • Bob October 26, 2016 at 4:16 pm

      Dump finds lots of those bottles. like x-mas every day for him

      • .... October 26, 2016 at 11:18 pm

        Yes Bob it is like Xmas everyday for me because I don’t work for a living. so it’s your place 2 work 4 my living. keep cashing them payroll checks boys ! LOL PAY UP ! God Bless You Bob

    • .... October 26, 2016 at 11:13 pm

      Actually it was a list of more free stuff for me paid for by your tax dollars. thank you for your continued support. ! God Bless You

      • Real Life October 27, 2016 at 9:08 am

        I bet your parents are proud.

        • .... October 28, 2016 at 8:09 am

          Hey Cry Baby I went out and got more FREE stuff today paid 4 by you and Bob’s tax dollars. Wooooooohoooooooooo. Thank you for your continued support. now I’m just going to sit here and do nothing because I don’t have 2 work 4 a living. Have a wonderful day !

          • Real Life October 28, 2016 at 9:46 am

            Anger issues? Looks like I hit a nerve. You know they make pills for that, LOL!

  • .... October 28, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Awww poor little real life did I hit a nerve !

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