Florida family finds message in a bottle sent from Cuba during Hurricane Irma

3-year-old note sent in a bottle during Hurricane Irma finds its way from Cuba to Florida

FLAGLER BEACH, Fla. — A Florida family was exploring a river island when they found a message in a bottle sent nearly three years ago from Cuba.

Katie Bodiford was with her family when they found the plastic bottle and cut it open to find a note inside.

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“I made this letter in Hurricane Irma. I live in Cuba. The wind is 139 mph. My goal is to send this letter to Florida. I really want to live in northern Florida because it’s very cool and tropical. Bye. I really hope somebody finds this.”

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Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm, had wind speeds that reached up to 185 mph. The storm killed 134 people and caused an estimated $50 billion in damage as it swept across the Caribbean and Florida.

Bodiford shared a photo of the note on social media hoping the writer finds out the note was found, and that it made it to Florida.

“You did it, your letter made it to Florida,” Bodiford said. “I hope we can find you.”

FILE PHOTO: A Florida family was exploring a river island when they found a message in a bottle sent nearly three years ago from Cuba.
FILE PHOTO: A Florida family was exploring a river island when they found a message in a bottle sent nearly three years ago from Cuba. (Atlantios/Pixabay/Atlantios/Pixabay)