Small knife recovered from stabbing scene
UPDATE 3.20PM: A small knife police believe was used to stab a 25-year-old man in the neck has been recovered from Ocean Dr at Twin Waters.
Police said the victim was this afternoon unconscious in a serious but stable condition in the Nambour General Hospital Intensive Care Unit after undergoing surgery on his wound.
A 28-year-old Sunshine Coast man with whom police wish to speak has so far not been in contact with officers since his image was released to the public this morning.
Sunshine Coast District Criminal Investigation Branch officer-in-charge Daren Edwards said the victim had been travelling in a Holden Crewman with a companion and the other man had been in a Mazda sedan when they met on Ocean Dr.
Nearby residents reported seeing a ute doing burnouts in the same area shortly before the incident, about 5pm yesterday.
But Detective Senior Sergeant Edwards was confident the driving was not the root cause of the stabbing.
"There was communication between the two men prior to this meeting at that location so the vehicle driving or the manner of driving wasn't related to what occurred," Det Snr Sgt Edwards said.
"They are known to each other and obviously the interaction (at Ocean Dr) unfortunately resulted in that victim being stabbed in the neck."
He said the companion saw the victim was injured and drove to him, got him in the vehicle and then drove towards Bli Bli where they were able to ring 000 and meet an ambulance.
The attack came just three days after Tewantin man Nathan Wiseman was fatally stabbed within walking distance from his home.
"It's concerning that people are resorting to using knives," Det Snr Sgt Edwards said.
"We haven't had any real such incidents for some time and for two serious incidents to happen at this time of year, especially in the last few days, is concerning.
"It's all about people taking responsibility for their actions and thinking about what they are doing."
Members of the public were urged not to approach the man sought by police.
They were instead advised to call 000.
"I certainly encourage him to come forward and speak to us sooner than later."
UPDATE 9.35AM: A 28-year-old man with distinctive tattoos is the subject of a search by police investigating a stabbing at Twin Waters.
The stabbing victim, a 25-year-old Buderim man, this morning remains in Nambour General Hospital in a stable condition.
Sunshine Coast Detectives said initial information suggested the Buderim man was seriously wounded in an assault on Ocean Dr about 5pm yesterday.
He was found a short time later on David Low Way at Bli Bli before being taken to hospital.
Detectives would like to speak with a 28-year-old man who they believe may be able to assist with their inquiries.
The man is 175cm tall, has short light brown hair and has distinctive tattoos on his neck, both sides of his face and on his arms.
Police are appealing for this man to contact them in relation to the incident.
Police are also asking anyone who sees the man to contact 000 immediately and not make any attempt to approach him.
OCEAN Dv is open to traffic this morning following last night's incident.
A FAMILY living on the other side of the canal from Ocean Dv, Twin Waters, said they were close enough to know something was going on but too far to see everything.
A woman, who didn't want to be named, said she heard a "hoon" in a ute doing burnouts around the roundabout near the bridge on Ocean Dv.
"We looked out as it was really noisy," she said.
"That was about dinner time.
"We saw a couple of cyclists on the road and I said to my husband 'I hope he doesn't hit them'."
She said a few minutes later they looked out again and noticed the ute parked further up the road.
"My husband saw two guys out on the road itself," she said.
"It looked as though they were having a punch up or a fight.
"One of our neighbours yelled something like 'Get a life'."
The woman looked away after that but her husband watched the altercation and then he saw the ute start up again and speed off.
"He didn't see what happened to the guys on the road."
She said her husband yelled out to call the police, but then they weren't really sure what had happened.
"Ten minutes after that the police were there and we knew something serious had gone on."
She said her husband and spoken to police and that they were shocked something like this had happened in an otherwise very quiet neighbourhood.
UPDATE 7.53pm: Police have currently closed off a section of Ocean Drive at Twin Waters after an earlier incident.
Initial information suggests that around 6.10pm an assault occurred on Ocean Drive, where a man was seriously wounded.
The man was located on the David Low Way at Bli Bli a short while later and was transported to the Nambour General Hospital in a serious condition.
A crime scene has been established between Links Road and the entrance to the Twin Water Golf Club. Police would ask drivers to avoid this area until further notice.
There is no further information available at this stage.
Investigations are continuing.
Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.
7PM: POLICE have cordoned off ocean drive at twin waters after a reported stabbing.
It's understood a man has been taken to hospital suffering from multiple stab wounds.
His condition at this stage is unknown but police have set up a crime scene and it's understood investigators from the CIB will soon attend.
Blood is visible on the road and vehicles are being diverted via Mudjimba.
More to come.