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Little girl's message in a bottle travels to Australia
Four-year-old Jasmine Hudson dropped a message in a bottle in the water at the end Bournemouth Pier, Dorset while on a family holiday, hoping it would reach her aunt who lives on Guernsey in the English Channel.
Five months later the family were amazed when a letter arrived at their home in Tamworth, Staffordshire, which read: "Dear Jasmine, as fate would have it we have been introduced to each other by your message in a bottle".
The bottle had been found 10,000 miles away in Largs Bay in South Australia by grandmother Barbara Richards as she walked along the beach collecting shells with her brother.