Tourists on honeymoon collide while zip-lining, husband dead

Elias Hubbard
July 12, 2018

Following their wedding on Saturday, the newlyweds had boarded the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Allure of the Seas in the USA before arriving in Roatán five days later. The pair sustained serious injuries and was rushed to a nearby hospital where Tishman succumbed to his injuries. Both were still conscious when they arrived at the hospital.

Guerrero confirmed the death of the man and that the woman had been taken by ambulance plane to the U.S. "He was evaluated in the ambulance and was given oxygen", Guerrero said. Hours later, Tishman passed away.

While Guerrero said he was not told how Tishman died, other reports suggest he died of a brain hemorrhage. As the wife hovered halfway on her line, her husband collided with her, hitting her from behind.

The wife was flown to a hospital in the USA on Friday morning, underwent surgery and was in stable condition, the daily said.

According to La Prensa, Fanken was transported to the US on Friday, and Israeli embassy staff in Guatemala traveled to Honduras to pick up Tishman's body and return it to Israel.

Local authorities are conducting an investigation into the accident. The couple disembarked the ship on July 5 to partake in a zip line excursion on the island of Bahia near Roatan, Honduras.

According to the Miami Herald, spokesperson for Royal Caribbean said, "Our Care Team is providing support and assistance to the guests' family and friends". The Cruise advertised the zip-lining service as an "Extreme Caribe Zip Line Tour", which allows people to zip across 1,950 feet of cable that's 300 feet off the ground.

"Swoop above exotic plants, giant African Palms and attractive landscapes", reads the Royal Caribbean online description of the zip-line tour, which consists of 12 zip lines, double gliding parallel cables, 18 platforms and four hiking trails.

Roatan, which is about 40 miles long and five miles wide, is located between the Utila and Guanaja Islands off the coast of Honduras.

The newlyweds were reportedly on a cruise that made a stop in the popular tourist destination. It is also home to the largest barrier reef in the Northern Hemisphere. This number does not include the "thousands of amateur zip lines". These injuries come after an increase in popularity for zip-lining.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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