Israeli man killed in zip-line accident on Honduran island

Woman seriously injured after colliding with Israeli above ground at Bahia adventure park

A zipline in Honduras. (Illustrative image: Wes/Pexels)
A zipline in Honduras. (Illustrative image: Wes/Pexels)

An Israeli man was killed and a woman seriously hurt in a zip-lining accident in Honduras Thursday, Israeli officials said.

The two were on a zip-line over a treetop canopy near Roatan on the island of Bahia when they crashed into each other, according to local media.

It was not immediately clear how the accident occurred.

The man, 29, was killed and the woman was taken to a local hospital in serious condition.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry said Friday its embassy in Guatemala was arranging for the body of the man to be flown back to Israel for burial.

The ministry did not name him or the woman.

According to the La Prensa news website, the two were on a cruise that had stopped in Roatan, a popular tourist destination.

The island has several zip-line attractions that zoom tourists over treetops at high speeds.

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