Man Throws Message in Bottle Into Atlantic Ocean in 1985, Found 28 Years Later in Croatia

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A man threw a message in a bottle out into the ocean from Nova Scotia in 1985, and 28 years later, it ended up on a beach in Croatia. 

The letter read: "Mary, you really are a great person, I hope we can keep in correspondence. I said I would write. Your friend always, Jonathon, Nova Scotia, 1985."

While it is not known who the man or woman is, since they only use first names, the bottle made a truly epic journey if he actually did throw it off the coast of Nova Scotia.

It's no wonder it took the bottle 28 years to reach land, as it had to travel across the Atlantic Ocean, through the Strait of Gibraltar, across the Alboran Sea, around Italy and up into the Mediterranean Sea, the Ionian Sea and the Adriatic Sea before the Neretva river swept it up. 

A group of surfers who were cleaning the beach around the mouth of the Neretva river came across it, as it was buried underneath layers of leaves. The bottle was half-broken and the note was coated with plastic. 

Sources: CTV News, Inquisitr