Local police crew praised for going to aid of knifed man

TWEED Police have been commended for saving a man's life at Cabarita Head-land last Friday.

Just before 8pm, local police were contacted by Queensland Police in relation to a matter of personal welfare.

Officers located a 50-year-old man with serious injuries.

"They located his vehicle and, with the assistance of a dog unit, located him," Tweed-Byron crime manager Detective Inspector Brendon Cullen said.

"They found him wedged in between some rocks with a knife protruding from his chest."

Insp Cullen said police stabilised the man on scene before an ambulance arrived.

"The quick actions of the police involved would appear to have saved this man's life," he said.

The 50-year-old man, who lives in Queensland, was then taken to Tweed Hospital.

He's now believed to be in a stable condition.

"It was a pretty horrific scene they were presented with," Insp Cullen said.

"Our police did a hell of a job."

He said one police officer put himself in danger as they worked to reach the man in the dark.

"We will be recognising those people internally," he said.

Police are not treating the man's injuries as suspicious.

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