The nearest CG air station is in belle chasse (New Orleans). It would take well more than an hour for them to get here. Often times, the fastest way to the beach is by boat. Trust me, if the CG had an asset that could assist in any way, they certainly would. Want to get them there the fastest? Activate an EPIRB or PLB.I'm very curious as to what warrants a USCG evac.
For example, I've personally listened to a call with an unresponsive diver on the Oriskany who had a 1 hr ride in but there was no mention of a USCG evac. In this case the diver was either already dead or at least pronounced dead on arrival.
No criticisms just very curious.