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A two-year-old child, a woman and two men have been rescued from a remote part of Far North Queensland after a giant SOS scrawled in the sand was spotted from above.
The group were reported missing near Coleman River, south of Pormpuraaw, at 7pm last night after their car was found bogged and abandoned by a member of the public earlier in the day.

Local police launched a search on foot, while Queensland Government Air Helicopter and fixed wing aerial searches combed the area from the sky.

The group were reported missing near Coleman River, south of Pormpuraaw, at 7pm last night and were found today. (Queensland Police)

The large SOS was spotted from the sky and the group were located safe and well about 11.30am today.

Queensland Police said when travelling it was important to take precautions, notify friends and family of their plans so if they don’t make it an alarm can be raised.

The group are believed to have left the car in search of assistance, but police recommend staying with your broken down vehicle.

The group were found after writing a giant SOS sign in the sand that was spotted from above. (Queensland Police)

“People who wander off to seek help run the risk of perishing if they do not have the adequate supplies or knowledge on how to stay safe,” Acting Senior Sergeant Rob Morris said.

He also advised travellers to carry food and water in case of emergency.

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