Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad was pulled from the water this morning, ending her historic Cuba-to-Florida swim.
Nyad was attempting to become the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. Her 63rd birthday is Wednesday. It was her fourth attempt.
Nyad's lips and tongue became increasingly swollen overnight, puffing up because of salt water. Members of her support crew of 63, which included multiple boats, slathered her face and full-body wetsuit with black-tinted lanolin to keep the jelly fish and the cold at bay.
Team members said she had been struck four times by jellyfish stings during her voyage. Jellyfish cut short her attempt to make the crossing last year.