The incident wasn’t thought to be fatal as it was assumed that he had just broken his leg, but his condition worsened after he was rushed to hospital.
An autopsy is yet to be conducted to determine exactly how he died.
Not all smart device travel experiences are quite so lethal and sometimes the negative impact a phone can have on our travels is much more simple – as simple as not experiencing the holiday to the fullest.
A photo has done the rounds on social media because of the amusing, but somewhat sad, nature of the shot.
It shows a group of men in a gondola in arguably one of the world’s most beautiful cities, the Italian city of Venice.
The photo shows the men looking rather bored as all four of them sit and look at their smartphones instead of the architectural feats and stunning buildings that surround them.
Filmed by the goldolier who was tasked with showing the tourists around the city, the men look unfazed by the beauty that surrounds them.
"A fantastic ride. The customers are very happy, they're enjoying the beauty of the city, they appreciate it a lot,” the gondolier sarcastically posted on Facebook.
"They've taken lots of photos, made comments and said they will soon return to this wonderful city."
Using a smart device can greatly impact a holiday abroad, sometimes in positive ways and some in quite negative ways, too.
If you are thinking of using your device for good, not evil, then here are some tips about how to use it while you’re away, so it doesn’t impact your trip for the worse.
- Set times when you will allow and not allow yourself to use your smartphone, so it doesn't distract you most of the time
- Delete the apps you’re likely to overuse to stop you from spending time enjoying your holiday rather than just documenting it
- Be mindful that you’re likely on a trip of a lifetime, you might just need to remind yourself every now and again to keep your eyes away from the screen and on the scenery that surrounds you