Man 'bitten' by shark while paddle boarding
A 43-YEAR-OLD man was injured after he said he was bitten by a shark while stand up paddle boarding off Pelican Waters this morning.
Paramedics were called to the incident off Bells Esplanade just after 7am and treated the man at the scene for a "very minor puncture wound" to his wrist, a Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said.
#PelicanWaters - Paramedics are assessing a patient following a suspected bite to the wrist which occurred in waters off Bells Esplanade. QAS is still assessing as to whether the bite is from a shark.— Queensland Ambulance (@QldAmbulance) July 8, 2019
He was taken to Caloundra Clinic in a stable condition.
According to the ABC, the man quickly applied pressure to the wound which prevented further blood loss.
The Pelican Waters canals are a known swimming ground for bull sharks.