People get sick and need medical attention everywhere, even on cruises where they sometimes need to be evacuated to a hospital for specialized care.
When it was time for the helicopter to arrive, the foot traffic on the dock to the island was stopped and everyone on the forward part of the ship was asked to move for safety reasons.
I positioned myself just behind the forward mast and soon could hear the helicopter approaching. If you look closely you can see it right in the middle of the sun in the image above.
There were a few other people out on the deck watching, too.
Sadly, there was another medical evacuation later that afternoon. The second patient and condition were unrelated to the first.
I've witnessed many evacuations over many years, but never before have I seen two separate evacuations in one day.
All the best,