Police have charged a 31-year-old man after a 21-year-old man fell in Surfers Paradise overnight.
Around 7.15pm police were called to a disturbance at a premises on Cavill Avenue involving the injured man and three other males aged 15, 31 and 26-years-old.
All of the men are known to each other.
During the altercation the 21-year-old man was allegedly being assaulted when he ran from the males and attempted to flee over a balcony, onto an awning, when he fell.
The man was transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital with rib and back injuries.
Investigations are ongoing.