Rainbow Beach man faces court over New Year's Eve stabbing
A MAN has been charged with wounding after another man was stabbed in Rainbow Beach during the New Year's Eve celebrations last night.
Police allege that at about 11.15pm, a 22-year-old Kalbar man was walking with friends along Rainbow Beach Road when he became involved in a verbal exchange with a man and woman who had just left a local bakery. The 22-year-old then turned and walked away before he was allegedly stabbed in the lower back with a knife by a person who then fled the scene.
Paramedics attended and administered first aid to the injured man before transporting him to the Gympie Hospital in a stable condition.
Ongoing investigations led to the arrest of a 21-year-old Rainbow Beach man who has since been charged with one count of wounding.
He is due to face Maryborough Magistrates Court today.