Well let me say this about that!
I have a lot of respect for the AF PJ's, just based on their activities in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia during the war in SE Asia.
Further more, they have continued this great service to both civilian and military people around the world both in peacetime and war time.
Yes, I would have expected people to look for me and I know that in most cases they would be looking and/or coming for me, or any other person that needs rescue. military or civilian!
Yes, I also know there may be circumstances where rescue missions may not be able to operate or come for me.
I don't know what '6guns' circumstances were; however, IMO he needs to examine why they didn't come for him and who was it that didn't come that should have, etc. There are many circumstances, especially in a combat situation why no rescue effort was mounted. To condemn all CSAR units because of one failure is rather stupid IMO.
I have trained with AF Reserve PJ's from a unit in Portland, OR in the past. We Made water jumps from their SA-16 into Lake Washington. (Weird exit door.) and I got to know a number of PJ's, in fact, they almost talked me into joining their unit. It was only my love of SF that kept me from doing it! Of course driving to Portland from Seattle for a weekend drill might have been on the back of my mind. ;) :doh:
In any case I have a lot of respect for AF PJs and for that matter, any Group that takes part in CSAR!
It seems to me, not long ago this unit in PDX lost a C-130 with PJ's and crew on a civilian rescue mission off the coast of Oregon.