Newlywed Husband Killed and Wife Injured as They Collide in Freak Zip Line Accident During Honeymoon
Egael Tishman, 24, and his wife, Shif Fanken, 27, were on a cruise that had set sail from their native Israel just one day after they were married.
Egael Tishman, 24, succumbed to his injuries hours after being admitted to a hospital Thursday while his wife, Shif Fanken, 27, was airlifted to a hospital in the United States Friday morning. She is now in stable condition after having surgery, the Washington Post reported.
Tishman and Franken were visiting Roatan, one of Honduras’ Caribbean Bay Islands, for their honeymoon.
The excursion was part of seven-night cruise with Royal Caribbean on the Allure of the Seas ship, officials said. The couple reportedly set sail from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, just a day after they were married.
The couple booked the Extreme Caribe Zip Line Tour through the Royal Caribbean website, according to a local firefighter.
Franken had gone down the zip line first when authorities said she got stuck about halfway down the line.
They collided when Tishman went down the zip line shortly after, authorities said.
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. He was evaluated in the ambulance and was given oxygen," Roatan Fire Department commander Wilmer Guerrero told The Washington Post.
While Guerrero said he was not told how Tishman died, other reports suggest he died of a brain hemorrhage.
The Israeli Embassy in Guatemala is now arranging for Tishman’s body to be flown back to Israel for burial, reports said.
The Royal Caribbean Cruises and the Honduran Institute of Tourism have not yet responded to InsideEdition.com's request for comment but have denied any wrongdoing, according to reports.
Authorities are continuing to investigate how the accident happened.
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