An 81-year-old Christchurch man who went missing in Hoon Hay this morning has been found safe and well.

Pusi Lealaisalanoa went for a walk in the Hoon Hay area of Christchurch this morning and did not return.

Police were concerned because it was out of character for Pusi, who does not speak English.

A police spokesperson said he had since been found safe and well.

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They thanked the community for their support.