A Corkman is in an induced coma and two other men have been charged following a brawl outside a pub in Bondi Junction.
Jason Cierans, 29, was found unconscious and bleeding from the mouth just after 1am on Saturday when police were called to the Tea Gardens Hotel on Bronte Street following reports of a brawl.
Disturbing footage broadcast on Nine News showed the man on the street in the hands of paramedics.
He was placed in an induced coma at St Vincent’s Hospital, where he remains in a critical but stable condition.
Seven News reported Mr Cierans crossed the road and was attacked without warning in front of a 7/11 convenience store.
“I don’t know, my friend just walked and this guy punched him – and that’s it,” a witness told reporters at the scene.
Security guards found one of the alleged attackers nearby and detained him until police arrived.
Two men were arrested at the scene and taken back to Waverley Police Station, where a 27-year-old was charged with affray and granted conditional bail to appear in Waverley Local Court on September 24.
The second man, aged 30, was questioned by police at length on Saturday afternoon and charged with recklessly causing grievous bodily harm. He was refused bail and will appear at Parramatta Local Court on Sunday.