According to an article in the Associated Press via Yahoo news by Nataliya Vasilyeva and Melissa Eddy titled “Baltic Sea letter in a bottle found 24 years later,” the man, now in his late twenties, was only a young boy when the letter was written.
The paper was wrapped in cellophane, sealed with a bandage, written by the boy’s father, and placed inside a German beer bottle .
The letter was found in a stretch of sand in Russia and Lithuania. It’s surprising the bottle didn’t break and the paper didn’t get ruined by water.
It’s amazing how one small letter, written on paper so long ago, had such an impact. The two are likely to become pen pals of some sort. I wonder if they will write letters on paper or if they will communicate electronically?