Police have charged a man with attempted murder following an assault on Admiralty Island in Cairns this morning.
It will be alleged at around 6am two men, who are known to each other, became involved in a physical dispute on a boat moored at Admiralty Island.
Police will further allege during the dispute a 64-year-old Portsmith man was assaulted, receiving a serious laceration to his neck.
The 64-year-old man made his way to shore where he was met my emergency services and transported to Cairns Hospital for surgery, where he remains in a stable condition.
Responding officers located a man in nearby boat, where he was taken into custody without incident.
A 27-year-old Portsmith man has been charged with one count of attempted murder.
He is due to appear in Cairns Magistrates Court on September 30.
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