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Gold Coast man dies from ‘catastrophic’ injuries after brawl over spilled beer


A young Gold Coast man has died from his injuries after a bloody brawl outside a northern NSW pub last weekend over a schooner of beer.

Jesse Vilkelis Curas died of his injuries in a Queensland hospital at 2.30pm yesterday.

His devastated mother had flown into the Gold Coast to join other family members at his bedside following the bloody fight.

Jesse Vilkelis Curas has died almost a in a fight outside a Ballina pub. (Supplied)
Mr Curas’ family were told to prepare themselves for the worst. (Supplied)

The family told 9NEWS they were bracing themselves for the worst.

The 24-year-old was drinking with his brother Nicholas at the East Ballina pub near Hill and Park Streets when a dispute broke out with another group of men over a spilled schooner of beer just before 8pm.

Mr Curas was allegedly set upon and knocked out outside the pub.

The 24-year-old was drinking at The Shawsy in East Ballina when he got into a dispute with another group of men. (9NEWS)

He was airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital with injuries that his treating doctors described as “catastrophic”.

Detectives from Richmond Police District continue their investigations into the attack.



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