October 20, 2020

Newlywed husband is killed and wife injured after he collided into her on a zipline during honeymoon adventure in Honduras

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  By CHRIS PLEASANCE From Daily Mail UK

, 24, an Israeli, has been killed in a zipline accident in

, 27, his wife, has been taken to hospital in a serious condition

Crash happened after Shif was sent down the zipline but got stuck halfway

Egael was then sent down the line before crashing into her, firefighters said

A newlywed man has been killed and his bride was left in a serious condition in hospital after they collided on a zipline while on their honeymoon.

Egael Tishman, a 24-year-old Israeli, and his wife Shif Fanken, 27, got into the accident around 1.30pm on Thursday in Honduras, local media reports.

The pair had boarded cruise ship Allure of the Seas in the US after their wedding on Saturday before arriving on the island of Roatán five days later.

Firefighters said the pair decided to take part in a zipline experience, with Royal Caribbean’s website advertising an Extreme Caribe Zip Line Tour on the island.

Shif was sent down the zipline first but became stuck around halfway down, rescue workers said. Her husband then came down afterward and smashed into her.

Both of the newlyweds survived the initial crush but sustained serious injuries including fractured ribs, according to the Washington Post.

Firefighters said the husband complained he was struggling to breathe in the ambulance and was given oxygen.

The following morning, rescue workers were informed that he had died. It is not clear how he perished, but reports indicate it could have been from a brain aneurysm.

On Friday morning Shif was transported by air ambulance to America, where she underwent surgery and is now in a stable condition.

The Honduran tourism board has denied the accident was the fault of zipline staff and said it was down to ‘incorrect operation’ by the couple.

All proper safety procedures were followed by staff, the Honduran Institute of Tourism said.

An investigation is now underway to determine exactly how the accident happened.

The Israeli consulate in Guatemala is providing assistance to fly Egael’s body home for burial in his home country.

IMAGES:
Shif Fanken, 27, is taken to hospital after she collided with her 24-year-old husband Egael Tishman while on a zipline in Honduras

Egael (pictured) and Shif both survived the initial impact. He later died in hospital in Honduras, while she was flown to America for surgery and is now in a stable condition

Firefighters said Shif went down the zipline first but got stuck halfway before her husband crashed into her. Authorities have denied any wrongdoing by zipline staff

Egael (pictured) and Shif got married on Saturday June 30 before boarding a cruise ship in America and sailing to Honduras, where they arrived Thursday before the accident

For more on this story go to; http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5933535/Newlywed-husband-killed-wife-injured-collided-zipline.html

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