Man finds message in a bottle written by Greenwood student in 2003

Message in a bottle found (Source: Jay Hartman)

A man from Pawleys Island said he believes he has found the Upstate author of a message in a bottle.

On Monday, Jay Hartman said he found the bottle on the ocean side of Baruch North Island Reserve. According to the note inside, it was written in 2003 by "J.T.S," a student from Oakland Elementary School in Greenwood.

The note says the student threw the bottle in the water on a field trip to the aquarium.

Hartman estimated "J.T.S" would now be about 25 years old.

He said he has been contacted by a woman who said she knows the identity of the writer named Jerry, although Hartman has not yet been able to speak to him directly.

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