(DAILYMAIL) — It’s doubtful whether he’ll get the sixpence finders fee offered in 1914.

But Scottish skipper Andrew Leaper will probably settle for the glory – and a new world record – after discovering a message in a bottle 98 YEARS after it was thrown into the ocean.

Me Leaper came across the bottle by chance while hauling in his nets, but almost lost it after it fell back into the sea before he rescued it.

He then noticed it contained a message asking the finder to record the date and location of the discovery and return the item to the Director of the Fishery Board for Scotland – for a reward of sixpence.

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