• New York girl's message in bottle found 3 years later in Morocco

    By: Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    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.

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    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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