HEARTBROKEN: Maioha Tokotaua is at his husband's bedside in a Brisbane hospital.
HEARTBROKEN: Maioha Tokotaua is at his husband's bedside in a Brisbane hospital. Maioha Tokotaua

'My love': Heartbreak after Gladstone bridge plunge

UPDATE SAT 3.30PM: A GOFUNDME page has been created overnight to help fund the recovery of Jotham Wilson-Tokotaua who was found with life-threatening injuries at the bottom of a Goondoon St bridge on New Years Eve. 

The GoFundMe page explained how 15 minutes before midnight on NYE, Joth headed off on what should have been a quick trip to the shop to purchase one last packet of cigarettes for his husband Maioha and him to share, as they'd decided their New Years resolution was to give up smoking.

"As the hour was fast approaching, Maioha became concerned as Josh hadn't made it home so headed out to find him, sadly some two hours later he found his husband laying motionless near the railway tracks under the overpass bridge," the campaign creator explains. 

"Joth is now fighting for his life, with injuries sustained that night, he has suffered burns to 40% of his body, a severed spinal cord making it unlikely he will ever walk again along with various other injuries.

"Maioha or Mana to his Joth has been keeping vigil at his bedside.

"Funds raised will go towards medical supports for Joths recovery/rehab expenses incurred from the injuries sustained, they will also go towards supporting Maioha as he supports his husband in what will be a difficult time in their partnership."

To donate, head to Joth's Medical Fund

INITIAL: A NUMBER of people have come forward to police with new information over an incident that left a man with severe burns and spinal injuries at the bottom of a Goondoon St bridge.

Speaking to the The Observer, Maioha Tokotaua said his husband, Jotham Wilson-Tokotaua, had burns to about 40% of his body and face, a severely injured spine, a broken neck, two punctured lungs and four broken ribs after the incident.

Mr Tokotaua claims his husband is the victim of a "gay hate crime".

>>Gay haters threw my husband off a Gladstone bridge

HEARTBROKEN: Maioha Tokotaua is at his husband's bedside in a Brisbane hospital.
HEARTBROKEN: Maioha Tokotaua is at his husband's bedside in a Brisbane hospital. Maioha Tokotaua

But despite the new information which could not be released, Gladstone investigators still believe that only Mr Wilson-Tokotaua, who remains in an induced coma in a Brisbane hospital, holds the breakthrough information to the case.

It is believed it will be at least a week before Mr Wilson-Tokotaua is brought out of a coma.

Depending on whether Mr Wilson-Tokotaua need skin grafts for his burns, it is believed he may be unconscious for longer.

Detective Senior Sergeant Chris Lindsay, acting head of Gladstone Criminal Investigations Branch (CIB), said investigators were still sifting through CCTV footage of the area on Goondoon St, including from the Queens Hotel.

He said the CIB is still investigating all possible scenarios.

"Investigators are following the lines of enquiry of a second person involved, but are yet to establish the involvement of an external person," he said.

Mr Tokotaua has taken to Facebook in the week since the incident to grieve and detail his husband's medical progress.

"My friend, my love, my most favourite person in this whole entire world," he wrote on Tuesday.

"You are my tokotoko ... there will not be one day of this life I will not think of you or be at your side. Right now, we cannot hold each other physically but trust me in my dreams every night I will come dancing with you."



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