Police discovered a man with a stab wound to the chest on Cabarita Headland on Friday evening (June 20).
Shortly before 8pm, police from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command were contacted by Queensland Police who had been contacted by someone concerned for the man’s welfare.
Officers went to Cabarita Headland on Tweed Coast Road and commenced a search for the man.
Soon afterwards, they found a 50-year-old man with injuries lying on rocks.
The man was treated by ambulance paramedics for a stab wound to the chest.
He was taken to Tweed Heads Hospital in a critical condition, where he underwent emergency surgery.
Inquiries into the incident continue.