14 Jan 2017

Missing French tourist found

11:27 am on 14 January 2017

A French tourist who was missing in Abel Tasman National Park has been found safe and well.

Abel Tasman native bush.

Abel Tasman native bush. Photo: RNZ / Tracy Neal

Eddy Paluch was reported missing by his family in France, who said he had not contacted them since 6 January.

Police said Mr Paluch was located in Auckland, and planned to fly home tomorrow.

Mr Paluch told police an ankle injury meant he had a longer holiday than anticipated.