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.
A honeymooning cruising couple had a tragic accident zip-lining which left one dead and the other seriously injured.
"The young man complained that he could not breathe", said Wilmer Guerrero, commander of the Roatan Fire Department. As the wife hovered halfway on her line, her husband collided with her, hitting her from behind.
Fanken was taken to a local hospital in serious condition and later flown to a hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where she underwent surgery to stabilize her condition.
Meanwhile, Roatan police have opened an investigation to determine what may have caused the accident.
The Israeli foreign Ministry contacted the Embassy in Guatemala with the objective of the transport bodies of the deceased home. This excursion over a treetop canopy has been suspended, Torres said.
According to the Miami Herald, spokesperson for Royal Caribbean said, "Our Care Team is providing support and assistance to the guests' family and friends".
The couple booked the Extreme Caribe Zip Line Tour through the Royal Caribbean website, according to a local firefighter. In the United States, the number of commercial zip lines soared from 10 in 2001 to 200 in 2012, not including thousands of amateur zip lines.
"Swoop above exotic plants, giant African Palms and lovely 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. These injuries come after an increase in popularity for zip-lining.