Tourists on honeymoon collide while zip-lining, husband dead

Honduran authorities have launched an investigation to determine exactly how the accident happened

123RF Honduran authorities have launched an investigation to determine exactly how the accident happened

The two sustained serious injuries and were transported to a hospital, where Tishman died overnight, according to the newspaper.

A MAN on his honeymoon was killed and his wife seriously injured in a freak accident involving a zip line in Honduras, according to reports.

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency reports the couple involved was Egael Tishman, 24, and Shif Fanken, 27. As the wife hovered halfway on her line, her husband collided with her, hitting her from behind.

Fanken was later airlifted to a Fort Lauderdale, Fla., hospital where she underwent emergency surgery, according to Guerrero.

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Local authorities are conducting an investigation into the accident. The couple was on a honeymoon cruise and the ship made a stop at Roatan, a popular tourist island off the mainland.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry said Friday its embassy in Guatemala was arranging for Tishman's body to be flown back to Israel for burial. This excursion over a treetop canopy has been suspended, Torres said.

The cruise line says it is "providing support and assistance to the guests" family and friends'. And about 10 years ago, a woman zip-lining in Roatan as part of a Norwegian Spirit cruise died when a cable snapped and she fell 65 feet. This number does not include the "thousands of amateur zip lines".

The researchers also found that this increase came with a rise in injuries related to zip-lining: About 16,850 nonfatal injuries related to zip-lining were treated in USA emergency rooms from 1997 through 2012.

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