Police investigator at a crime scene in Queen St, Maryborough.
Police investigator at a crime scene in Queen St, Maryborough. Robyne Cuerel

Teen stabbed in chest after fishing fight

UPDATE: Initial police investigations indicate two men, aged 17 and 20, were fishing at a pontoon on the Mary River before the teen was allegedly stabbed in the chest in the Queen St area on Wednesday night.

Police said the men were fishing about 9pm when an altercation happened and as they walked from the pontoon, the altercation escalated.

The 17 year old sustained a stab wound to the chest with an unknown object in the vicinity of Queen St, police said.

He was taken to the Hervey Bay Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Police said there was no further information available and investigations were continuing.

Anyone with information that might help with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers by phoning 1800 333 000 or visiting crimestoppers.com.au.

EARLIER: A neighbour who phoned police after an alleged stabbing in Maryborough says he heard a loud argument with banging and yelling on Wednesday night.

"I was going to come out and I heard a bloke say 'he's been stabbed' or 'you've stabbed me', something like that," he said.

"And then I called the police ... I heard this morning the bloke who did it jumped the back fence."

The man said police and ambulance crews arrived shortly after his emergency call.

A second neighbour said he hadn't noticed anything until word spread of the incident the following morning.

Nearby neighbours told the Chronicle they believed the home may be a half-way house.

Detective Sergeant Michael Polit from the Criminal Investigation Branch said a male victim had been taken to the Hervey Bay Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after the incident about 10pm.


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