INCIDENT NUMBER: G22993

26 February 2016 at 1919 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a Garmin inReach device in British Columbia, Canada.   IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a 65 year old male suffering a severe head injury caused by a fall while on a hiking trip. The individual was transported by helicopter to the nearest hospital where he received treatment for his injury.