Rock attack could cost use of eye

A MAN may lose his sight in one eye after a rock attack at Tweed Heads.

The 27-year-old man was near the boat ramp on Dry Dock Road about 9.30pm Sunday when he became involved in an argument with another man.

During the incident a large rock was thrown at the man, striking him directly in the right eye and causing it to rupture.

The offender then left the scene on a bicycle.

Tweed Police and NSW Ambulance Paramedics responded to the incident a short time later.

The injured man was taken in a serious but stable condition to the Tweed Hospital and was later transferred to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane for specialist treatment.

He was undergoing surgery yesterday and it was not known if he would lose sight in the right eye.

Detectives are continuing their inquiries into the attack.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Tweed Heads Police Station via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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