A bottle tossed by a New York girl three years ago during a family cruise to Bermuda was found by a fisherman in Morocco, Newsday reported.
Shiloé Khokhar of West Islip was 6 when she put a message in a bottle and threw it into the Atlantic Ocean from the back of the Norwegian Cruise Line ship that had departed from Boston, the newspaper reported.
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On May 21, her father, Imtiaz Khokhar, got an email from Ayoub Elbaz on May 21 saying his father, Hassan, had just discovered the bottle on Plage Blanche – or “white beach” – near the city of Guelmim in southern Morocco. Elbaz sent a photo of his father holding Shiloé’s letter; the families have been messaging each other daily and hope to meet in person someday, Newsday reported.
Shiloé, now a third-grader, said she had given up on getting an answer to her message in a bottle.
“I think it's really cool because it actually took almost three years," Shiloé told Newsday. “I thought it would go to England because of the current of the ocean.”
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