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No happy ending for writer of romantic message in a bottle

The writer of a romantic message in a bottle has been tracked down Credit: ITV News

A landowner who found a romantic message in a bottle while clearing rubbish from the banks of the River Tamar has managed to trace the writer.

The note expressed undying love for the girl of his dreams, but it has turned out that those dreams were dashed.

"Later in the day I worked out a way to get the note out of the bottle and I read it and it was a lovely message. They wrote in and explained the circumstances and sadly the relationship didn't work out. And that's the end of that."

– TED CORYTON, Pentillie Castle