An Israeli woman who was seriously hurt in a zip-line accident in Honduras that claimed her husband's life has undergone surgery to stabilize her condition and then flown to a hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
She has regained consciousness and is expected to be transferred to an internal department at the hospital in the coming days.
The newlyweds were in Honduras on their honeymoon. The husband, 29, went down the zip-line after his wife.
"Apparently the zip-line operators were negligent," said a close friend of the family. "She went first and the husband went right after her but too soon. As a result, he forcefully slammed into his wife and threw her off."
The husband's father and brother traveled to the Central American nation, where they identified his body and began coordination to bring him back to Israel for burial.
Israel's Embassy in Guatemala and the Department for Israelis Abroad at the Foreign Ministry are aiding in the return of the husband's body to Israel.
The Passport Card travel insurance company said the wife underwent a six-hour surgery in Honduras before being flown to the US.
"We'll bring her back to Israel as soon as possible, but it's not going to be a matter of a day or two," said Passport Card CEO Yoel Amir.