Diana Nyad: Swimmer fails in fourth attempt to cross Straits of FL

Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad swims off as she begins a more than 100-mile trip across the Florida Straits to the Florida Keys.

In her fourth attempt to swim the distance between Cuba and Florida, 62-year-old Diana Nyad was forced to cut her journey short.

Severe jellyfish stings and a lightning storm prompted her crew to pull her from the ocean about halfway through her swim, according to CNN.

She had been in the water for about 60 hours. Nyad’s face and lips were swollen, but she wasn’t seriously injured, according to her crew.

From the first night of her swim, she faced adversity. She was stung by jellyfish on her lips, forehead, hands and neck. Later, a storm caused her to veer of course.

Her previous attempts were also cut short by severe weather, jellyfish stings and an asthma attack.

Nyad had said she hoped her swim would inspire a mature generation to reach their goals.

“When I walk up on that shore in Florida, I want millions of those AARP sisters and brothers to look at me and say, ‘I’m going to go write that novel I thought it was too late to do. I’m going to go work in Africa on that farm that those people need help at. I’m going to adopt a child. It’s not too late, I can still live my dreams,’ ” she had said, according to CNN.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

NYPD nabs alleged serial bank robber

  The NYPD has arrested a man they say is responsible for multiple Manhattan bank robberies this month. Police have arrested a Brooklyn man they…

National

A look into the minds of Tsarnaev's fan…

While thousands of supporters insist their loyalty is due to a steadfast belief that Dzhokhar "Jahar" Tsarnaev's is innocent, others, mainly young women, come dangerously close to an unhealthy infatuation…

Local

De Blasio calling on more New Yorkers to…

Mayor Bill de Blasio is asking New Yorkers to be a little more selfless. The mayor’s office announced a campaign on Monday aimed at encouraging…

Local

New York's Met Opera braces for 'Death of…

New York's Metropolitan Opera is bracing for its most tumultuous opening in decades on Monday as protesters get ready to picket "The Death of Klinghoffer."

Music

Paul McCartney reveals his love of American pop…

For an Englishman, Paul McCartney's pop culture tastes would fit right in stateside. The former Beatle (@PaulMcCartney) revealed that he has a real thing for…

Television

Bethenny Frankel will be returning to 'Real Housewives…

Bethenny Frankel will officially be returning to the show that made her a star. She'll be on the seventh season of Bravo's "Real Housewives of New York City."

Movies

Interview: Shailene Woodley talks 'White Bird in a…

"White Bird in a Blizzard" star Shailene Woodley talks about the film's refreshing exploration of teen sexuality and her mixed reaction to social media.

Television

TV watch list, Monday, Oct. 20: 'Sleepy Hollow,'…

This week's monster is the Weeping Lady, but it turns out she might have a connection to Ichabod's past. He's such a heartbreaker.

NFL

Breno Giacomini: Media blowing up Golden Tate-Percy Harvin…

According to Breno Giacomini, the fight between Golden Tate and Percy Harvin during Super Bowl week was over by the time the lineman turned around.

College

College football AP Top 25 rankings: Mississippi State…

College football AP Top 25 rankings: Mississippi State holds off FSU

NHL

NHL Power Rankings: Sharks, Canadiens, Blackhawks out in…

NHL Power Rankings: Sharks, Canadiens, Blackhawks out in front

NFL

DeMarco Murray carries Cowboys to win over Giants

The Giants knew they would need to stop DeMarco Murray if they were going to leave Dallas with a win. It didn't matter.

Parenting

New news about Kate Middleton's pregnancy

The Palace released a statement about Kate Middleton's pregnancy.

Parenting

Cool book for kids: 'The Princess In Black'

"The Princess In Black" will change the way girls view princesses.

Wellbeing

Gabby Bernstein: The 3 questions I always get

For the last decade, I’ve been writing self-help books and preaching the Gospel of Gabby to audiences throughout the world. And no matter what country…

Wellbeing

Health News: 5K for lung cancer, free yoga,…

Get some fresh air to benefit lung cancer research On Friday, the first-ever Brooklyn Free to Breathe Run/Walk will take place Oct. 26 at Cadman Plaza…