A teenage boy is in a critical condition after being stabbed during a fight on the state's north coast.
About 8pm yesterday Sunday, September 19, emergency services responded to reports of a stabbing at a beach near First Avenue, Sawtell.
Police were told a group of about 100 people were in attendance at the location, when a fight occurred.
During the altercation, a 16-year-old boy was stabbed multiple times.
The injured teenager was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics, before being taken to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital with critical injuries.
Officers from Coffs-Clarence Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.
As inquiries continue, police are urging anyone with information about the incident, or who may have mobile phone footage, to come forward.
Our journalists work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. This is how you can continue to access our trusted content:
Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.