Source: New Zealand Police – Press Release/Statement:

Headline: Missing Whanganui man located


Missing Whanganui man John Sklenars has now been located safe and well.

He was located in the Marybank area at approximately 7:30pm last night (9 March, 2015).

A member of the public contacted police after they had seen Mr Sklenars in the area. With darkness closing in, a helicopter was launched to complete an aerial search and Mr Sklenars was located and assisted by ground units.

Constable Keith Thomson, officer in charge of the search says: “We want to thank the community and those vigilant members of the public who helped us locate Mr Sklenars. We also want to sincerely thank his family for the significant time and effort they put into helping locate him.”


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