Magooch, if the Coast Guard or the state Marine Police, or your local police or fire or whatever governmental agency, taxpayer-supported, come out to rescue you, Government is involved, whether you like it or not. Question: shall governmental agencies involved in rescuing people out on the water be disbanded? Should they present bills for their services? Should standards be set? Should insurance be mandated? Do you have any actual facts or ideas to offer?
By the way, Demuth's Tierra del Fuego party was seen and rescued as the result of a pure chance encounter with that private helicopter.