Newlyweds traveling on Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Allure of the Seas crashed into each other on a zipline ashore in Roatan, Honduras. The wife was apparently hanging at a halfway point on the cable when her husband zoomed into her. They suffered a number of serious injuries, including broken ribs. The husband had complained of problems breathing and died the next day. His wife was flown to a hospital in Florida, where she had surgery and is in stable condition.
A zipline consists of a pulley suspended on a cable, usually made of stainless steel, designed to enable a user propelled by gravity to travel from the top to the bottom of the inclined cable.It has been used as a transportation method in some mountainous countries for many years. Australian troops have used them to deliver food, mail and even ammunition to forward positions in several conflicts. Longer and higher rides are used as a means of accessing remote areas, such as a rainforest canopy. Zip lines are generally safe and easy to use. Zip line tours are becoming popular vacation activities, which are found at outdoor adventure camps or upscale resorts. Honduras is one popular destination.