Dalby pub fight: Lincoln Hoad fights for life
A man is fighting for his life after an alleged early morning assault with his friends “praying for a huge miracle”.
Lincoln Hoad, 32, was allegedly attacked outside a pub in the rural Queensland town of Dalby, 208km west of Brisbane, at 1.15am on Saturday.
A 33-year-old Capalaba man was later charged with grievous bodily harm following the alleged assault on Cunningham Street.
Police say two men fought before Mr Hoad was hit, causing him to fall to the ground and hit his head.
Emergency crews were called and he was taken to Dalby Hospital in a critical condition.
Lincoln Hoad (pictured left, with partner Shalica) was allegedly attacked outside a pub in a rural Queensland town.
Mr Hoad, originally from Dalby, was then airlifted to Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital.
The man accused of assaulting him will appear at Dalby Magistrates’ Court on Monday, September 18.
Mr Hoad’s friend Shayden Russell launched a fundraising campaign to help support Shalica, Mr Hoad’s partner of more than a decade.
“(They) have been together for over 14 years and there was no doubt that they were each other’s soul mates,” Ms Russell told the website. GoFundMe page.
“They had big plans for the future when this tragedy happened. We are praying for a huge miracle.
The fundraising page said Mr Hoad was on life support after suffering a severe brain haemorrhage and his chances of survival were slim.
“For those of you who were lucky enough to meet Lincoln, (you) knew he was always there to help you, no matter who you were or what time of day it was,” Ms. Russell said.
“He was an outgoing, loud, funny and lovely guy…his smile was contagious and he would know right away how to cheer you up!”
“He was always there when you needed to vent or chat,” she said.
The fundraiser had already raised more than $12,000 of its $15,000 goal as of Monday morning.
The alleged assault happened in Dalby (pictured), 208km west of the state capital, Brisbane.