Police are concerned for the welfare of a boat owner who left their small, red yacht moored on Lake Benmore in the South Island a week ago.

Omarama Police said the sail boat had been moored at a farmer's private jetty since December 31, but the owner had not been seen.

The police wanted to check if the owner was ok, Senior Constable Nayland Smith told Fairfax.

"There's no way out there unless it's by boat."

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Smith requested anyone with information to contact him on 0211914808.

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Omarama police want to check on the welfare of the owner of this small sail boat, pictured on Lake Benmore.
If anyone has any information please contact Omarama police on 0211914808.