Man on honeymoon dies after zipline collision in Honduras

Blanche Robertson
July 12, 2018

Both were conscious at the hospital despite suffering multiple serious injuries, but Tishman eventually died, perhaps of a brain hemorrhage.

The wife was apparently hanging at a halfway point on the cable when her husband zoomed into her, fire chief Wilmer Guerrero told La Prensa.

The fatal accident that ensued saw Egael Tishman, 24, and Shif Fanken, 27, collide with each other in mid-air.

"The young man complained that he could not breathe", Guerrero said. He died in hospital.

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Fankan was taken to a hospital immediately after the accident and then airlifted to a different facility in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where she underwent surgery. The couple was on a honeymoon cruise and the ship made a stop at Roatan, a popular tourist island off the mainland.

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

Honduran authorities are investigating the incident while the zip line company has promised to assist them with their enquiries. This excursion over a treetop canopy has been suspended, Torres said. 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.

The cruise line says it is "providing support and assistance to the guests" family and friends'. Prior to 2012, there were about 10 zip-lines in the United States. These injuries come after an increase in popularity for zip-lining. This number does not include the "thousands of amateur zip lines".

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