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Family trying to solve mystery after discovering message in a bottle

The family has tried calling a phone number included, with no success, and hope to someday reunite the bottle with its original owners.

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An Alaska family's discovery has turned into a mystery that's proven tough to solve.

While fishing with his 4-year-old grandson, Pat Brashler came across an old bottle he thought was just trash.

But his grandson spotted something else.

"I think there was a message in the bottle," James McCready told KTUU. "My Pa took off the cap and there it was."

The note starts with "Amy and Angela were here camping in Houston on September 2, 2007 and would like to say a few things."

Along with sentiments such as "he's the sweetest guy in the whole world," and other teenage interests, the note ends with a request for its finders to call an included phone number "and tell them their daughters are safe now, and we love them."

Alaska state troopers told KTUU that there are no known missing person cases involving two females with those first names.

Brashler and his wife tried calling the phone number, with no success, and hope to someday reunite the bottle with its original owners.

"I hope they're ok and everything's going good and that they would be overjoyed to find this," Brashler said. "It took 13 years to get down the river and someone found it."