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    He throws a bottle into the sea: 50 years later, she is found in Australia

    He throws a bottle into the sea: 50 years later, she is found in Australia

    In 1969, a young Englishman launched six bottles in the sea in the hope that they resurface, tells ABC. We have just found one in Australia. 


    The story is worthy of a novel. A young boy made an astonishing discovery while fishing with his father on a beach on the Eyre Peninsula, Australia. In the dunes near the waters, he found a bottle in the sea containing a message dated November 17, 1969. Its author, Paul Gilmore, was then 13 years old when he launched this missive in the water, in hope it can be found someday. Thanks to a mobilization of Internet users and ABC, it could be found.



    On the parchment, it says, "My name is Paul Gilmore. I am 13 years old. I am from England and I am currently traveling to Melbourne Australia. We are more than 1,600 kilometers from Fremantle in southern Australia. Please answer me. The author even gives an address. He allegedly traveled aboard the TSS Fairstar Sitmar Line, a boat that was connecting England and Australia in the 1960s. It carried many British migrants.

    The author found

    At first, the boy's father believed a joke. But the letter, marked by time, seemed very authentic. Since then, the young adventurer has written a reply to the address indicated on the letter. Netizens joined the treasure hunt and quickly discovered Paul Gilmore's immigration card in an archive.

    It was finally ABC who was responsible for finding the mysterious author. The Australian news site has managed to locate his sister, Annie Crossland. But Paul Gilmore could not be reached... he was at sea. His family assures that when he returns, the boy will eventually get an answer.

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