Dean Morrison Attacked On The Goldy

Dean Morrison and his wife, Alana. Photo courtesy ASP World Tour.

Dean Morrison and his wife, Alana. Photo courtesy ASP World Tour.

According to a report on www.goldcoast.com.au, Australian pro surfer Dean “Dingo” Morrison was hit blind side by a bottle and knocked unconscious while hanging out with some friends at a hotel in his hometown of Coolangatta on the Gold Coast of Australia. According to the story, Dingo was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for injuries that included a broken cheekbone and numerous facial cuts.

According to Morrison’s longtime mentor and coach, Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew, Coolangatta has become too dangerous to venture out during Friday and Saturday nights. “On a Friday and Saturday night, to me it is a no-go zone,” he told the newspaper. “It is dangerous. It is terrible what has happened to our little surfing town. By night it is a nightmare. There are gangs, there is all kinds of stuff happening down here.” Bartholomew also said it was unclear why Dingo was attacked, “Dean was in the wrong place at the wrong time,” he said. According to the report, a 20-year old dickhead from Nunderi, NSW was arrested after the incident.

We wish Dingo the speediest of recoveries from this unfortunate and despicable event.

For more go to www.goldcoast.com.au