Golden Retriever Missing For 16 Days Found Swimming Along Shoreline

Following a water rescue by New Jersey State Police in the United States, Chunk, a beautiful 3-year-old golden retriever who had been missing for little over two weeks, has been reunited with his family. Officers Ryan Koehler and Vincent Ferdinandi of the Point Pleasant Station were getting ready to start their shift when they got a complaint of a dog swimming in Barnegat Bay with no one around.

The cops went out into the bay in search of the dog. They boarded the Zodiac watercraft until they were approximately 75 meters from the shore, where the weary dog was, according to Ferdinandi. Officers carefully carried Chunk ashore and lifted him onto a dock behind a house with a rope.

Chunk had supposedly walked away from home while playing with his adoptive parents Marie and James Zangara on June 6, when something apparently terrified him and he fled out into the woods.


From the moment Chunk vanished from his house, a search effort was launched using social media, local police agencies, bait traps, and trail cameras to locate him as quickly as possible. The police officer expressed his sadness and concern for his family.


The posts were circulated in a variety of social media circles. People on the internet were really helpful in the hunt, and her family was looking forward to bringing their cherished pet home.

Officers rushed to keep Chunk safe on the ground until his family was identified; the weary canine was frightened and scared, and they feared he may run away.


Officer Ferdinandi continued, ”

“He got a little ahead of us. It was incredible to watch her family’s relief at her return, and the dog was also relieved to see his family. We are relieved that the dog and its owners have been reunited.”


The New Jersey State Police state

on their Facebook page about what happened:

“Agents Koehler and Ferdinandi reacted in a boat and were able to find Chunk, who was swimming near the Mantoloking Bridge, and safely bring him to land.” Chunk, a three-year-old boy, had been gone for almost a week. Needless to say, he was overjoyed to finally meet his appreciative owners ».


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