FILE PHOTO: A stand up paddle boarder says he was bitten by a shark off Pelican Waters this morning.
FILE PHOTO: A stand up paddle boarder says he was bitten by a shark off Pelican Waters this morning. Smart Smart DPI

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.

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.