04 April 2016 at 1259 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a Garmin inReach device off the coast of California.   IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. U.S. Coast Guard personnel responded to the location and transported a male who became immobile due to his malfunctioning vessel. The individual was towed safely to shore by U.S. Coast Guard vessel. No injuries were reported with this incident.