Kayaker finds authors of 30-year-old message in a bottle

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |  May 18, 2018 at 11:09 AM
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May 18 (UPI) -- A kayaker who found a 30-year-old message in a bottle in a Mississippi river said she has been contacted by the authors of the note.

Angi Webb, owner of Pearl River Kayaks, posted photos to the business' Facebook page of the message in a bottle she found floating in the Pearl River.

"Our names are Tony and Chris Taylor. I am 4 years old and Chris is 2 years old. We hope somebody finds this bottle. We love you and God loves you!" the note, dated Feb. 10, 1989, reads.

Webb said she set about trying to locate the Taylor family and she was contacted by the family after a news story about the bottle aired Thursday.

She said the family members now live in Woodbury and Smithville, Tenn. She said Tony and Chris told her they wrote the note with the help of their mother.

Webb said she is inviting the family to kayak the Pearl River with her this summer to celebrate the return of their bottled message.

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