Message-in-a-bottle author found after 50 years

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Paul Gilmore (centre) threw the note into the Indian Ocean around 50 years ago

The author of a message in a bottle has been located some 50 years after he threw it into the Indian Ocean.

Paul Gilmore, then 13, dropped the bottle into the ocean while sailing with his family on a liner from the UK to Melbourne.

On Tuesday, his note was found in South Australia by 13-year-old Jyah Ellott who was out fishing with his father.

Mr Gilmore told the BBC that he was “always hoping that a letter would come back.”

In the note written on 17 December 1969, Paul Gilmore wrote that he was travelling to Australia on the Fairstar ship and was 1,000 miles away from Fremantle. He urged whoever found the note to reply.

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Paul Gilmore said he had always hoped a letter would come back

Mr Gilmore, now a gardener and business owner said: “I remember vividly how I sent those letters away. They were important to me – part of the adventure to the other side of the world.



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