Police investigation after man dies in altercation at Caboolture hotel
Police investigation after man dies in altercation at Caboolture hotel

Man dead after Origin night pub fight

A man has died after an alleged one-punch altercation at a hotel north of Brisbane on Wednesday night.

Senior Sergeant Trevor Deegan said a man in his 40s and a 29-year-old man were involved in an altercation in an outdoor section of the Sundowner Hotel on Aerodrome Rd at Caboolture about 10pm.

The deceased man, in his 40s, was punched in the face and subsequently fell to the ground, police said.

"As far as I'm aware these two don't know each other," Senior Sergeant Deegan said.

"The football wouldn't have been long finished at that stage."

Senior Sergeant Deegan said paramedics attempted to revive the man "for at least 30 minutes" but he sadly died at the hotel.

The deceased's partner was at the scene, and was inconsolable as police investigations got under way.

"Baby I love you," the woman yelled before being taken home by police.

Snr Sgt Deegan said the younger man was taken away from the scene in a utility and was located by police about 11.40pm.

A 29-year-old Caboolture man was on Thursday morning charged with unlawful striking causing death.

He is due to appear in the Caboolture Magistrates Court today.

Anyone with further information is urged to contact police.

Originally published as Man dead after Origin night pub fight


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