Police have charged a 24-year-old man following the alleged serious assault of a 20-year-old man at a Bundaberg hotel on Friday night.
It will be alleged two groups of men were involved in a physical altercation at the Princess Street premises just before midnight when a man was punched in the head from behind. As a result, the man fell backwards and struck his head on a pot plant and concrete floor.
The 20-year-old was taken to Bundaberg Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening head and facial injuries before being flown to Brisbane for surgery.
The 24-year-old man, a United Kingdom national, was charged with one count of grievous bodily harm and is expected to appear in the Bundaberg Magistrates Court on July 27.