Man beaten into coma outside South Beach nightclub

Police detectives are trying to unravel the mystery of a man who was found nearly beaten to death outside a South Beach nightclub early Thursday.

Around 5 a.m., a friend found the unidentified man on Española Way between Washington and Collins avenues, outside the Cameo nightclub. He was rushed to Ryder Trauma Center and is now in a coma.

“There is a possibility that this individual may die,” said Miami Beach police spokesman Vivian Thayer.

Detectives are still trying to determine whether the man had been inside the nightclub, and exactly who may have inflicted the beating.

Anyone with information can call Miami-Beach police at 305-673-7901, or Miami-Dade CrimeStoppers at 305-471-TIPS.