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Message in a Bottle: 'Will You Marry Me?'

Couple finds a bottle – and marriage proposal – on the beach in Oyster Bay.


Paige Tyree thought it was just another romantic evening on the beach at  Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay. Then boyfriend Porter Furman found a bottle with a message inside.

Furman, 38, of Oyster Bay, left his job early Friday to bury the bottle under a tree on the beach. When the couple arrived few hours later and spread out a blanket nearby, Furman surreptitiously discovered the artifact and handed it to Tyree, 31, a teacher in Huntington. 

She uncorked the wine bottle and out popped a scroll. As she read, Furman pulled an engagement ring from his pocket and popped the question.

Watch the video to see how it turned out.

Tell us: How did you propose? 

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