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THE BRUV THAT GOT AWAY; Fishing link-up.

Byline: RICHARD SMITH

GRANDAD Peter Culver went fishing and ended up netting the brother and sister he hadn't seen for 57 years.

An angler who started chatting to him turned out to be the son of his long-lost sister Dorothy, 79.

Now Peter, 75, has had an emotional reunion with Dorothy and brother Bob, 76.

Dad-of-four Peter - who last saw Dorothy briefly when he was 18 - said his nephew, Michael Messer, had asked for help taking a hook out of a fish in West Bay, Dorset West Bay, formerly known as Bridport Harbour, is situated approximately two miles from the centre of Bridport on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, England.

It has a fairly small harbour, two piers and two beaches. The east beach is part of the Chesil Beach.
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They realised they were related and the reunion, attended by 30 family members, took place at Dorothy's home in South Wales South Wales south nsud m du Pays de Galles . Peter, who lives near Michael in Beaminster, Dorset, said yesterday: "It's incredible I've found them all because of a dogfish dogfish, name for a number of small sharks of several different families. Best known are the spiny dogfishes (family Squalidae) and the smooth dogfishes (family Triakidae). Spiny dogfishes have two spines, one in front of each dorsal fin, and lack an anal fin. .

"I want to be with them all the time yet I could so easily have died having never met them. They are everything I hoped they would be."

The family had grown up in Southampton but Peter went into foster care aged five because his hard-up parents could not cope with their eight children.

Dorothy said: "I lost touch with all of them when we were put into care. It is a miracle that we are back in touch.

"I wouldn't have recognised Peter - but he looks and sounds just like my other brother Bob who I have been in touch with for some time."

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HOOKED Peter Culver, right, and his brother Bob are reunited "Reunited" was a #1 hit in the United States in 1979 by the Washington, D.C.-based group Peaches & Herb.

Preceded by
"Heart of Glass" by Blondie Billboard Hot 100 number one single
May 5 1979 Succeeded by
"Hot Stuff" by Donna Summer
 at long last
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Jul 24, 2009
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