What Can Go Wrong From Cuba To Florida?

What Can Go Wrong From Cuba To Florida?

Diana Nyad, whose last name means water nymph, is placing herself under tremendous risk.

Risk of what?

1. Toxic shock from stings of Portuguese man-o-war and box jellyfish. These creatures can be encountered in broods of thousands where there is no escape except extreme pain. The sting of even a few Portuguese man-o-war or one box jellyfish can feel like a branding iron.

2. Dehydration. Severe dehydration can lead to all kinds of physiological problems.

3. Shark encounters.

4. Hallucinations.

5. Muscular strain and injuries.

6. Upset stomach.

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Steven Munatones