A message in a beer bottle wrapped in cellophane and sealed by a medical bandage was found by a 13-year-old Russian boy named Daniil Korotkikh along the beach of the Curonian Spit.
“If you find this letter, please write back to me, and I will write back to you,” the letter, dated 1987 said. The letter included an address in the German town of Coesfeld.
The letter was thrown into the Baltic Sea by a German boy named Frank Uesbeck while traveling to Denmark. He was five-year-old when he signed the letter his father wrote, Associated Press Reports.
Frank Uesbeck, now 29 and a married bank worker received a reply from Korotkikh. He can’t hardly remember the trip at all and was shocked to learn that the letter in a bottle is still readable after floating for 24 years in the sea.
Korotkikh and Uesbeck met each other via video chat online. Uesbeck gave his new address and promised to write back after he receives his letter.
The Russian boy believes that the bottle was probably just hidden under the sand where he found it because the letter would not have survived if it spent 24 years in the sea.