A couple from Israel, who were visiting Honduras on their honeymoon, collided while ziplining. The accident left one injured and the other dead, the Washington Post reports.
The wife was going down the zip line first, and was still halfway down the cable when her husband started on the line from behind, slamming into her. The collision resulted in multiple injuries, and both were rushed to the hospital.
The husband died from his injuries, and the wife was transported to a hospital in the United States on Friday, where she underwent surgery and is in stable condition. Authorities are still figuring out how the accident happened.
Dos personas accidentadas por choque de cables de canopy sky, fueron trasladadas por el cuerpo de Bomberos a un centro asistencial de Roatán. pic.twitter.com/J2FiZZRcc6- Radio América HN (@radioamericahn) July 6, 2018
The two were married on June 30, and went aboard Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas cruise ship on July 1 for a seven-day cruise from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, which stopped in the Bahamas, Mexico, and Honduras, according to the Miami Herald. They had arrived in Roatan, Honduras on Thursday. The cruise line is “providing support and assistance to the guests’ family and friends,” Owen Torres, a spokesperson for Royal Caribbean, told the Post.
Ziplining has become more popular in recent years in the United States and elsewhere, which has resulted in a higher number of injuries from the activity. A study from Nationwide Children’s Hospital found there were 16,850 nonfatal injuries related to ziplining at US emergency rooms from 1997 until 2012.
According to Outside, safety regulations for ziplines vary widely and don’t necessarily keep up with the activity’s growing popularity. The American Academy of Paediatrics has warned against backyard zipline kits, which have been recalled in the past. They advise that professional facilities should have trained operators, should require riders to wear helmets, harnesses, and gloves, regularly inspect and maintain equipment, and post and enforce rules.
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