31yo charged as man fights for life after alleged assault

UPDATE 5.45am Monday: 

A 31-year-old Maroochydore man is expected to face court today following the alleged serious assault of a man early Saturday morning. 

A 50-year-old Kuluin man was in critical condition at Royal Brisbane Women's Hospital after he suffered serious head injuries around 1.30am Saturday. 

Police investigations suggest the man was punched in the face before falling backwards on a hard surface. 

A 31-year-old has been charged with grievous bodily harm, possessing dangerous drugs and drug utensils. 

He is due to appear in Maroochydore Magistrates Court on Monday, December 21. 

Earlier, Sunday: 

A man is fighting for his life after he was allegedly seriously assaulted on the Sunshine Coast early Saturday morning.

Police are investigating the incident after the man was found with serious head injuries on Main Rd, Maroochydore at 1.25am.

The Kuluin man, 50, was taken to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a critical condition before he was transferred to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.

Police are appealing for anyone who was in or left the Maroochydore Hotel around 1am to come forward.

Detectives are also requesting dashcam footage from anyone travelling along Main Road between 12am and 2am on Saturday.

Police investigations are ongoing.

Originally published as Man fighting for life after serious assault