04 May 2016 at 1741 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an InReach device in Alberta, Canada.   IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a 40 year old male sustaining a spinal injury caused by a skiing accident. The individual was transported by helicopter to the nearest hospital where he was treated.