Young girl casts message in a bottle into the sea, gets it back 17 years later

Emily Edwards, now 25, was on holiday in Wales when she was seven. Just for fun, she wrote a note to her future self, put it in a bottle and threw it in the sea. 17 years later, the bottle has come back to her. It was found on the beach by a runner. The ink had faded but Sam Hammond could read enough to recognise Emily’s name and postal code. Hammond’s mother thought it would be fun to try and contact Emily to give her the bottle. It happened after a photo of the note was posted on Facebook.