When the plane arrived, however, there were 2 patients waiting for pickup. This was a surprise to the pilots! It was later in the day already so only one trip could be made and only one patient could fit in the plane. The 2nd patient had an obstructed bowel and, since it was less serious and painful, would have to head downstream to the road by motorboat. Benedict was very uncomfortable and it was difficult just to lift him into the plane without excruciating pain. Once in the hospital, the doctors confirmed the broken bone and he went through surgery.