Rockport man receives response to message in a bottle 9 years later

Max Vredenburgh says he put the letter into a glass wine bottle that he threw into the water at Long Beach in Rockport in August 2010.

ROCKPORT, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts college student has received a response to a message he threw into the ocean when he was 10 years old.

The letter that Max Vredenburgh put in a wine bottle and threw into the ocean in 2010. —Max Vredenburgh

Suffolk University sophomore Max Vredenburgh says he put the letter into a glass wine bottle that he threw into the water at Long Beach in Rockport in August 2010.

Vredenburgh’s father texted him Friday to say that he had received a letter from someone named “G. Dubois” who found the bottle on a beach in Southern France on Oct. 10.

The response he received from France. —Max Vredenburgh

In Vrendenburgh’s original letter he listed some of his favorite things including apples, the beach and outer space. He also asked that the letter’s recipient “please write back.”

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The 19-year-old Vredenburgh posted photos of the letters to his Twitter account Friday.

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