Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

Couple on honeymoon collide in fatal zip line accident

Couple on honeymoon collide in fatal zip line accident

As the wife hovered halfway on her line, her husband collided with her, hitting her from behind. She is believed to be in a stable condition.

A newly Wednesday Israeli man was killed and his wife seriously injured in a zip-lining accident during their honeymoon in Honduras.

Egael Tishman, 24, and Shif Fanken, 27 were on a zip-line over a treetop canopy near Roatan on the Honduran island of Bahia when they crashed into each other on Thursday, according to local media.

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Both Tishman and Franken survived the initial collision and were conscious at the hospital after they were extracted from a wooded area, but reportedly suffered serious injuries, including broken ribs.

"The young man complained that he could not breathe", Guerrero said.

The cruise line offers a zip-lining excursion in Roatan called the "Extreme Caribe Zip Line Tour". Though his cause of death has not fully been confirmed, local radio outlets confirm that it "may have been a brain hemorrhage".

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Authorities are continuing to investigate how the accident happened.

Tishman's body will be sent back to Israel for burial.

Fire chief Wilmer Guerrero was alerted to the incident and arrived with ambulances to first take the couple to a hospital in Roatan. Prior to 2012, there were about 10 zip-lines in the United States. As of 2012, there are over 200. This number does not include the "thousands of amateur zip lines".

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There have been no further updates on her current status.

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