Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.


Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence


Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » Buzz
2-min read

American Boy's Message in a Bottle Found on French Beach After 9 Years of Being at Sea

Max Vredenburgh was 10-year-old when he threw a letter sealed inside a bottle at the sea from a beach in Rockport, Massachusetts.


Updated:November 11, 2019, 12:29 PM IST
facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp
American Boy's Message in a Bottle Found on French Beach After 9 Years of Being at Sea
Message in a bottle | Image credit: AFP (Representational)

When 10-year-old Max Vredenburgh threw a bottle with a little note into the sea in Massachusetts, US, he didn't know if he would ever see that bottle again or where it will reach. However, thanks to social media, Max's bottle seems to have found a way back to him, almost a decade later.

Max had sealed a small handwritten note inside the bottle which read which directed whoever found the note to write back to Max. The 10-year-old also added a little bio in which he wrote his likes such animals, going to the beach, eating apples and his favourite colour (blue). The letter is dated August 2010.

Turns out the bottle, which Max threw into the sea at a beach in Rockport, found itself all the way in France. It took over nine years to travel almost 6000 km to be found by a someone called G. Dubois on October 10, 2019 on a beach between Contis and Mimizan.

Dubois wrote back to Max informing him that his note had indeed been found after making a remarkable and long journey from the US to France.

Dubois wrote that MAx must have grown up a lot in the span of the decade.

Taking to Twitter, Max shared the letters with netizens, much to everyone's delight.

The adorable post garnered over 400,000 likes and counting. with so much interest in the story, Max decided to follow it up and track G Dubois on social media. After some looking, Max managed to find his pen-pal on Instagram.

Many marveled at the bottle's journey and the fact that after all those years, it was actually found by someone in France who had the ability to read and understand the English note.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results