Man missing in Marlborough Sounds found

8:04 am on 6 January 2017

Blenheim police are have located a yachtsman who failed to meet up with his friend on New Year's Eve.

Marlborough Sounds as seen from Queen Charlotte Track.

The Marlborough Sounds Photo: 123rf

Peter Gascoigne, 52, was reported missing in the Marlborough Sounds area, and was believed to be in his 23-foot blue and white yacht, Southerlee.

Police said he was a very competent sailor who was familiar with the Marlborough Sounds area.

He was located safe and well a short time ago, police said.