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'Suspicious package' reported in Britain was message in a bottle

Feb. 23 (UPI) -- A British police officer responding to a report of a "suspicious package" said he was pleasantly surprised to discover the object was a message in a bottle from a local family.

The Isle of Wight Police said in a Facebook post that Sgt. Charlie Winchester responded Tuesday morning to a report of a "suspicious package" in Cowes.

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Winchester said in the post that he located the object, which turned out to be a bottle containing a note from the "Adams family," bearing the date Nov. 11, 2020.

The sergeant added his own note to the bottle and returned it to where it was found.

"With a new quote added, l hope the next finder gets joy from something so simple as I did today," Winchester wrote.

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