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South Carolina 8-year-old's message in a bottle found 29 years later

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EDISTO ISLAND, S.C. -

It wasn't an SOS, but a message in a bottle thrown into the sea on September 26, 1988, was just recovered in South Carolina and thanks to social media, the letter's author was reunited with the message nearly 30 years later.

On October 14, 2017, Linda Shouse Humphries and her husband discovered the note and immediately took to social media to try to find who sent it. 

"David made a remarkable discovery while we were doing a beach sweep on Sapelo Island this morning. He found this message in a bottle tossed from Edisto, SC....29 years ago! We have a current name and city for the now 37 year-old sender, but any phone #'s we've found were dead ends. Will keep trying. Anyone with a Columbia, SC directory is welcome to contact me," Humphries wrote, complete with a picture of the letter from then-third grader  Miranda Dawn Moss. 

The post was shared hundreds of times, and eventually  Miranda Moss (now Miranda Moss Chavez), was looking at a letter she wrote 29 years ago as a young girl.

"The most amazing thing just happened!! I received a message on Facebook where Linda Shouse Humphries found a message in a bottle that I put in the Ocean at Edisto Beach on September 26, 1988. I was 8 years old!!! She found it on Sapelo Island, GA and is sending it to me!! So cool!" said Chavez. After 29 years, the reunion only took a couple of hours.

Humphries posted the letter around noon on Saturday. Chavez posted about finding the letter just before 3 p.m.

Social media is pretty cool sometimes.  

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