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Missing US tourist found on yacht

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 15/01/2017

A US tourist who sparked a frantic search after his belongings, including his passport were found at Picton, has been located.

Jason Michael Johns, 36, was found on board a charter yacht in the Queen Charlotte Sound on Monday morning.

The search was sparked after Marlborough Port Security found a backpack, sleeping bag, clothing, Mr Johns' passport and a wet blanket at the marina in the early hours of Sunday morning.

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