Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A 3-year-old girl visiting a Massachusetts beach with her family made an unusual discovery in the sand -- a message in a bottle that crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 11 years.
The Chin family said they were visiting Falmouth Heights Beach when 3-year-old Lila found the bottle while searching for shells in the sand.
The family removed the cork from the bottle after the Saturday discovery and found a message.
"Sent from the U.K. March 3, 2009," the note read.
The family said they are planning to write their own message and throw the bottle back into the ocean.