French OAP Gets 27 Year Later Reply From Brit To Message-In-Bottle

An 84-year-old Frenchman has received a reply from a UK resident to a message-in-a-bottle he threw in the sea 27 years ago.

Jean Le Roux from the north-western French region of Brittany threw the bottle in the sea in 1993 just after his father’s death.

The Frenchman was returning home from Ireland on the ferry between Cork and Roscoff when he wrote a note in pencil and placed it in a bottle before dropping it overboard.

According to the news source Le Telegramme, Le Roux’s bottle remained unaccounted for until last week when he suddenly received a reply.

UK resident Andrew Jago responded to the note after his father found Le Roux’s bottle in late 1993 in the Cornish village of Crackington Haven.

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Jean Le Roux who has thrown a bottle into the sea and got a response 27 years later

The father kept the note in a drawer with the intention of replying one day, but the task was repeatedly pushed back and occasionally forgotten about.

Jago’s father, now aged 73 and suffering from health issues, recently asked his son to respond to the 27-year-old letter on his behalf.

According to the newspaper Ouest-France, Jago managed to contact Le Roux by email and the pair are now in regular contact with each other.


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