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Army veteran reunited with his service dog after being separated by Tropical Storm Michael

An Iraq War veteran battling PTSD was finally reunited with his pup after Hurricane Michael separated the two Wednesday night.

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- It's a story of survival.

Chance Turner, an Iraq War veteran, is battling post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). On Wednesday night, Hurricane Michael was pounding parts of the South Carolina coast when Chance's emotional-support dog, Ares, was outside braving the elements.

The powerful winds from Michael separated Ares from his human and the 7-month-old pup went missing overnight.

But on Thursday morning, a miracle happened in Myrtle Beach as city police found Ares.

NBC Charlotte's Xavier Walton said Ares appeared a little shaken up with some minor cuts but is expected to be OK.

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