Dina Levačić (Photo: Miranda Cikotic/PIXSELL) Dina Levačić (Photo: Miranda Cikotic/PIXSELL)

Dina began the journey at 03:00 and was forced to quit around 14:00 after completing some thirty-five kilometres of the fifty-four kilometre swim. 

Her team confirmed that she was forced to end the swim after suffering breathing difficulties.

Unfortunately for Dina, this was her second attempt to swim the distance from Vis to Split. Last year, after swimming more than fifty-one kilometres and battling extremely strong currents, she ended just three kilometres short of her destination.

Dina, who is from the Split area, is one of the most accomplished Croatian long-distance swimmers. She completed swimming's coveted Triple Crown in 2017 when she swam across the English Channel, the stretch of ocean between Catalina Island and the California mainland, and completed the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim.

Legendary swimmer Veljko Rogošić was the last Croatian to swim from the island of Vis to Split, accomplishing the feat back in 1975.

Source: HRT