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Message in a bottle resurfaces in Alberta lake nearly 30 years later

CA, 27 Apr 2021
Nearly 30 years after it was written and tossed into a lake in Leduc, Alta. — a message in a bottle has resurfaced.

Michelle Schwengler was part of a community clean-up effort at Telford lake last week when she saw the bottle floating in the water, and smashed it open to get the note out and started reading. It was written by a young girl 28 years ago.

It also left an address, phone number and a detailed drawing of a house.

“I called the number and I left a voicemail…nobody called me back yet,” Schwengler said.

Not giving up the mission to find the author, she posted on social media.

“Within 24 hours, somebody had reached out and said, ‘I think I was friends with this girl growing up in elementary school,'” Schwengler explained.

With that — she found Daryl-Anne Steffen.

Nicole Stillger catches up with the woman who found it and the woman who wrote it all those years ago.

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