25 April 2016 at 1348 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an inReach device off the coast of California.   IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a 48 year old male who became stranded due to his sailboat beginning to take on water. The individual was transported by helicopter to a secure location on land. No injuries were reported with this incident.