Published: 08:00, 17 January 2015 |
A seven-year-old from Deal was delighted when his message in a bottle was returned after travelling all the way to Denmark.
Matthew Friend, of Sandown Road, sent his bottle out to sea off Deal Pier in October and on December 22 it was found at the northern tip of Denmark.
Inside had been a letter from the Hornbeam Primary School pupil and a toy car that the man who found it kindly returned with a letter of his own.
“I found it on December 22, 2014, when I was out walking with our dog on the beach.”
Matthew’s dad, Andy Friend, said: “He’s really chuffed, he couldn’t believe it. I was hoping it would come back but we thought maybe some kids would find it and smash it.
“When we set it off we could see the current taking it out so we were hoping it might get to France or Belgium if we were lucky.
Mr Friend explained his son is going to write a letter back to thank Mr Larsson.
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