04 March 2016 at 0648 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a Garmin inReach device off the coast of Florida. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. U.S. Coast Guard personnel responded to the location and transported an individual suffering unknown injuries caused by an accident while sailing. The individual was transported by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter to the nearest hospital where he was treated for his injuries.