A man has been stabbed three times in the chest and abdomen, while walking through Surfers Paradise overnight.
Preliminary police investigations suggest the 36-year-old met up with a group of people, four men and a woman, on the Esplanade around 7pm on Thursday.
They walked along Cavill Avenue, before a fight broke out near Leonard Ave.
The visitor from Western Australia sought help from passers-by and paramedics treated him at the scene before taking him to hospital in a serious condition.
Police cordoned off streets but ground patrols and the Polair chopper were not able to find the group in question.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with information, is being urged to contact police.