It's a happy reunion.

Against some odds and doubt, the search never waned and there is indeed a happy ending to the search for a dog from Brick who had been missing for nearly 3 weeks.

(Photo Courtesy: New Jersey State Police)

New Jersey State Police made the announcement Tuesday morning that Troopers Ryan Koehler and Vincent Ferdinandi of Point Pleasant Station were the ones who found a Golden Retriever, named 'Chunk', swimming in the Barnegat Bay.

Brick Police shared a picture of Chunk last week stating that he had been missing since June 6 at F-cove and was spotted a couple times, including most recently June 15 in the woods and marshy area behind Mantoloking Road, but hadn't been seen long enough to come back home.

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All is well as Chunk who was found by Troopers Koehler and Ferdiandi, who met him in a vessel on the water Tuesday morning, as they spotted the dog near the Mantaloking Bridge.

Chunk was brought to shore, then back home.

"Chunk, who is three years old, was missing for more than two weeks. Needless to say he was ecstatic to be reunited with his grateful owners," NJSP said in a statement.

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