Security tried shaking Wayne Dover, but there was no response: court

A MAN has told a court that he saw people running and a man lying on the ground as he came out of a Maroochydore nightclub the night Wayne Dover was allegedly killed.

The man said he was helping a friend down the stairs of the nightclub shortly after 3am when he saw people running and three men moving up and down "pretty quickly”.

He helped his friend - who had problems with his leg - to a chair and said he turned around and saw a man lying on the ground on his back and a security guard trying to shake him to see if the man would respond.

"There was no response,” the witness said.

Matthew John Hill and brothers Wade Leigh Goldsworthy and Blake Nathan Goldsworthy are currently on trial at Brisbane Supreme Court after pleading not guilty to Mr Dover's manslaughter.

On November 29, 2013 Mr Dover went to a recently opened nightclub in Maroochydore and later that night was allegedly killed.

The man who gave evidence on Thursday said he saw security performing CPR on the man for about half an hour.

Under cross-examination, he admitted parts of his evidence on the stand were different to what he told police when he was interviewed two days after the incident.

The court heard he had told police when he was interviewed that he was at bottom of the stairs and had glanced back to see if his friend with the leg problem was coming down but in court he said he was with his friend the whole time.

He said he didn't know at the time that his statement was important and that it was a description that was the best to his knowledge at that point in time.

"I've thought about that incident time and time again, it's never left my memory, what happened that evening.

"I saw figures going up and down, I had a friend with me and I walked him downstairs, put him down, turned around and I found a man on the ground, that's pretty much it.”

The trial continues.

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