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Man In Hospital After Boat Brawl, Another Charged With Attempted Murder

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a fight broke out on a boat in far north Queensland.

Police say two Portsmith men, aged 64 and 27 and known to each other, got into a fight on a boat moored at Admiralty Island at Cairns about 6am on Friday.

The older man received a serious cut to his neck and made his way to shore, where he was met by emergency workers.

He was taken to Cairns Hospital for surgery and is in a stable condition.

The younger man has been charged with attempted murder and is due to face the Cairns Magistrates Court on Monday.