Sasha Yonyak stands on an Ireland beach holding the bottle he tossed into the water in Ocean City. Photo courtesy of Rita Simmonds and Ciaran Marron.

VIDEO: Md. Boy Follows Message in a Bottle to Ireland

When an Ocean City teen tossed a message in a bottle into the Atlantic Ocean, he never dreamed he’d be forever connected to a couple in Ireland, who found the bottle washed up on the beach 3,000 miles from where it started, against all odds.

But this fall the young man got to travel all the way to Ireland, tracing the bottle’s journey and uniting with those who discovered it. Cheryl Costello has the moving update to this improbable story. Watch below: