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A North Sea fisherman has set a world record by scooping up a bottle that has carried a message in the ocean for almost 98 years.

The bottle, found east of the Shetland Island off Scotland’s northern coast, was among 1,890 released all at one time in a government experiment to map the undercurrents of the seas around Scotland, the BBC reports. Only 315 have been found.

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Fisherman Andrew Leaper, skipper of the Copious, found the bottle — which was set adrift in 1914 — in his nets in April.

Guinness World Records confirmed on Thursday that it is the oldest message in a bottle ever recovered, beating a previous record by five years, the BBC says.

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Oddly, the old record was set by Leaper’s friend, Mark Anderson, who had found his bottle in 2006 while on board the same vessel, the Copious, the BBC reports.

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