‘Message in a bottle’ man found after hurling note into the ocean 44 years ago


The author of a message in a bottle which was chucked into the ocean 44 years ago has been found.The mysterious bottle was found by Aussie travellers Sean and Shelley Thomas in a sand dune at Rattray Head on Scotland’s north-east coast.Inside the bottle, the note read: “This bottle was thrown in the sea at Cove Aberdeen on 15/1/71 by Raymond Davidson, 62 Ullswater Road, Carlisle.”The couple found the bottle and took to Facebook to trace the author, finding Raymond who still lived in Carlisle but at a different address.Raymond, who was 14 at the time of writing the note and is now 58, said: “It was a bit of a surprise because I don’t really remember writing it. The date on it must have been the date I threw it in the sea.


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