18 May 2017 at 0654 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an InReach device in Humboldt County, California. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a 29-year-old female who had become ill while hiking. The individual was transported by helicopter to the nearest hospital where she was treated.