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Dog missing for 2 weeks found swimming in the New Jersey bay, rescued by state police

A two-week missing golden retriever was rescued from a New Jersey bay on Tuesday.

Authorities say New Jersey State Police officers Ryan Koehler and Vincent Ferdinandi of Point Pleasant Station responded to a report of a dog swimming in Barnegat Bay and were able to safely bring the baby ashore. 3-year-old named Chunk.

WABC-TV reports that two runners recognized Chunk from the posters and reported seeing him jump into the water near the Mantoloking Bridge at around 7am

Chunk’s owner said he had matted fur and was covered in ticks, but otherwise he was healthy.

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