Honeymooning cruisers in tragic zip-lining accident

The island of Roatan has beaches and jungle wildlife making it a popular tourist attraction for diving zip-lining and

An Israeli newlywed couple on their honeymoon collided while zip-lining in Honduras, leaving the husband dead and the wife seriously injured, the Washington Post reported.

"The girl stayed halfway on the cable and the guy came from behind and hit her up there", local fire chief Wilmer Guerrero is quoted as saying in the Spanish-language La Prensa.

According to Honduran newspaper La Prensa, 24-year-old Egael Tishman and 27-year-old Shif Fanken were on a cruise-ship excursion to zip line near West Bay, Roatan, when the accident happened at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

The two suffered a number of serious injuries, including fractured ribs, Guerrero said.

Guerrero confirmed the death of the man and that the woman had been taken by ambulance plane to the U.S.

Following the incident the husband and wife were rushed to a local hospital where the husband died overnight from his injuries while the wife was airlifted to a hospital in Florida on Friday morning.

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The Israeli Foreign Ministry told the Times of Israel that its embassy in Guatemala is arranging to have Tishman's body flown home for his burial.

The Israeli couple were zip-lining in Roatan, Honduras, during a port call on Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas.

After being transported to the United States, Fanken underwent surgery.

According to the Miami Herald, spokesperson for Royal Caribbean said, "Our Care Team is providing support and assistance to the guests' family and friends".

"Swoop above exotic plants, giant African Palms and handsome 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.

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