Missing US tourist found safe

  • 16/01/2017
 Jason Michael Johns (NZ Police)
Jason Michael Johns (NZ Police)

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

Jason Michael Johns, aged 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, clothing, Mr Johns' passport and a wet blanket at the marina in the early hours of Sunday morning.

NZN