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Golden retriever missing for 2 weeks found swimming in New Jersey bay, rescued by state police

BARNEGAT BAY, NJ – A golden retriever that had been missing for two weeks has been reunited with his owners after being rescued from the Barnegat Bay by two New Jersey state troopers Tuesday morning.

Troopers Ryan Koehler and Vincent Ferdinandi, of Point Pleasant Station were preparing for their shift when they were dispatched to the report of a dog swimming in Barnegat Bay, state police said.

The troopers responded in a vessel and located the dog, who was swimming in the area of the Mantoloking Bridge, and were able to bring him safely to shore, state police said.

Chunk, who is 3-years-old, was was reported missing out of Brick, NJ on June 6, state police said.

“Needless to say he was ecstatic to be reunited with his grateful owners,” state police said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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