04 April 2016 at 0416 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a Garmin inReach device in Kern County, California.   IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a 63 year old male who began having chest pains while out on a hiking trip. The individual was transported by helicopter to the nearest hospital where he was treated for his condition.