The Briton was walking after work on the beach and came across an old sealed bottle. Out of curiosity, the man opened the cork and pulled out a note from the bottle. From the first lines, he realized that the letter had been sent 21 years ago. Later, Crispin Benton explained to reporters that he walks along Cast Beach almost every evening, but he had never seen anything like it before.
The bottle lay on the very line of the tide. “It’s just one of those things you think will never happen, finding a message in a bottle. This happens once in a lifetime, and to think that someone wrote this 20+ years ago. What is she doing now?” asked the Briton, after reading the message. His surprise is understandable.
The short note read: “Please don’t litter. Thanks”. The girl Anna signed the message in June 2001. Concerned about the state of the environment, Anna also provided her postal address. Benton plans to contact her and tell her that leaving the bottle in the water is completely against the spirit of the message. But so far, Anna has not contacted. She may not yet know that someone has found her bottle.