Two cruise passengers were involved in a zip lining accident during a stop in Roatan, Honduras on July 5, 2018.
La Prensa newspaper in Honduras reports that a couple who arrived in Roatan on a cruise ship last Thursday collided with one another while on a zip line.
The newspaper in Honduras identified the passengers as Egael Fishman and Shirf Fanken, reportedly both citizens of Israel. Mr. Fishman was killed during the accident and Ms. Fanken was seriously injured during the accident. .
Radio America Honduras first tweeted about the accident on July 5, 2018 and published photographs (right) of Mr. Fishman and Ms. Fanken being taken from the scene of the accident. Ms Fanken was reportedly taken to the Wood Medical Center in Coxen Hole, and was subsequently flown via air ambulance back to the U.S. A newspaper in Israel states that Ms. Fishman died from his injuries.
The cruise ships in Roatan on July 5, 2018 included Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas and Carnival’s Carnival Miracle and Carnival Dream. There may have been other cruise ships there.
10 years ago, a 44 year-old woman from NCL’s Norwegian Spirit died when a faulty cable snapped while she was zip-lining in Roatan, causing her to fall 65 feet.
Nearly three years ago, a woman from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship visiting Roatan was seriously injured during a zip line excursion which was advertised and marketed by the cruise line on its website.
BTNews states that the couple was recently married and took a cruise for their honeymoon.
Photograph credit: La Prensa via Radio America Honduras