Two men, a woman and a toddler have been rescued from a remote beach after a huge SOS was spotted in the sand.

The two men, a 19-year-old and a 23-year-old, a 23-year-old woman and a two-year-old girl left Pormpuraaw in a car headed for Kowanyama, in Far North Queensland about 2pm on Friday.

Their vehicle was located by a member of the public, abandoned and bogged south of the Coleman River.

It is believed they may have left the vehicle on foot in search of assistance.

A ground and aerial search ensued before Queensland Government Air Helicopter spotted the SOS drawn in the sand.

The group was eventually located safe and well about 11.30am on Sunday.

Acting Senior Sergeant Rob Morris said it was important to stay with their vehicle in the event it breaks down and not wander off.

​​”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,” he said.

He also recommended having emergency water and food supplies.

Image: Queensland Police

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