A man is in a critical condition in hospital after allegedly being punched to the ground outside a Kingscliff hotel last night.
Police and paramedics found the 51-year-old man lying unconscious on the ground after responding to reports of an assault outside the pub on Marine Parade at about 9.15pm.
He was given CPR before being taken to Tweed Heads Hospital for emergency treatment.
The man remains in critical condition on life support.
Two men, aged 39 and 41, were arrested at the scene and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where they are assisting detectives with their inquiries.
Forensics officers have examined the scene and investigations into the incident are continuing.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information that might assist investigating officers is urged to contact Tweed Heads Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.