A teenager is fighting for his life in hospital after he was savagely stabbed multiple times with a broken beer bottle at a massive beach party on Sunday night.
The 16 year old was one of more than 100 at the party on Sawtell Beach near Coffs Harbour on the mid-north NSW coast when a fight broke out around 8pm.
Emergency services found the teen with multiple wounds to his back, stomach and arms. He is now in a critical condition in hospital.
A graphic video, said to be of the attack, was later circulating on social media, prompting a warning from the local MP for viewers to seek counselling if they saw it.
The 16 year old was one of more than 100 at the party on Sawtell Beach (pictured) near Coffs Harbour on the mid-north NSW coast when a fight broke out around 8pm
'I would caution anyone who is sent the video to not watch it,' said Nationals state MP for Coffs Harbour, Gurmesh Singh.
'There are going to be a lot of young people around who will need support after seeing those horrific scenes.'
Although reports claim the teen was stabbed with a beer bottle, the blood-soaked video apparently shows a knife being used.
A police vehicle is said to have been used to get the boy off the beach before ambulance paramedics could tend to his injuries.
A police vehicle is said to have been used to get the boy off the beach before ambulance paramedics could tend to his injuries
A police spokesman added: 'The injured teenager was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics, before being taken to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital with critical injuries.
'Officers from Coffs-Clarence Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.
'As inquiries continue, police are urging anyone with information about the incident, or who may have mobile phone footage, to come forward.'
Locals in Sawtell said the small beachside village was overrun with teenagers on Sunday night, with some breaking into residents' cars and reports of vandalism.
'Streets were crazy with kids last night!' said local Jillian Wenban.
Amy Stuart added: 'They put a hole in the car park fence at the pub, ripped out a no stopping sign from the ground and looked like they tried to break into the bottle shop too.'
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