Man missing in Queensland croc country found safe

A man who went missing in north Queensland croc country has been found safe and well.

The 69-year-old left a camp site about 20km from the Lockhart River about 11am on Wednesday but failed to return by 5pm.

But at 3pm Thursday, he was located close to the camping ground where he was reported missing.

The 69-year-old left a camp site about 20km from the Lockhart River (pictured) in north Queensland about 11am on Wednesday. Photo: Getty

He will be transported to the Lockheart River township for medical assessment.

Police thanked the public for their assistance.

Officers were initially concerned after locating some of the man’s belongings.

Local police along with the Rescue 510 helicopter assisted in the search.