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Man named Claus finds Brit kids' message to Santa in a bottle 800 miles away

Source: Daily Mirror - By Bobbi Hadgraft

Date: 02-05-2021

Harley and Meadow penned a message in a bottle to Santa and threw in the sea in Withernsea, east Yorkshire, only for it to find its way to a 'real life Mr Claus' on a beach in Denmark.

 

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A British mum was stunned when she was told the name of the man who discovered her children's message to Santa in a bottle they tossed into the sea.

The letter her son sent out to sea at Christmas traveled all the way to Denmark 800 miles away - only to wash up at the feet of a man named Claus.

And adding further magic to the tale, the recipient's surname - 'Flygare' means 'someone who can fly' in Swedish.

Jessica Mallon said she was astounded that the letter had been found by a 'real-life Mr Claus'.

Her son Harley, eight, said: "I can't believe a shark didn't eat it instead!"

Jessica could not believe her eyes after she read on Hull Live that her children's message had been found five months after they first sent the bottle sailing on its journey. Harley and Meadow, 2, tossed their two bottles in the water at Withernsea, and their mum never expected to see either of them again.

But it was retrieved just last week by Claus on his local beach, near Skagen in Denmark.

Mum Jessica said: "It's my son that threw it in. His dad threw one in as well, but that one came back straight away so we brought it home.

"We never really thought anything of it. My cousin rang me and said, 'have you seen Hull Daily Mail? Someone has found your message in Denmark! I didn't believe her at first."

Jessica explained that although the message stated it was from the Humber Bridge, a last minute change of location meant the bottle actually departed from Withernsea and at a later date than stated on the letter, December 12.

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Harley and Meadow penned a message in a bottle to Santa and threw in the sea in Withernsea, east Yorkshire, only for it to find its way to a 'real life Mr Claus' on a beach in Denmark

 

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