23 August 2016 at 1430 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an InReach device in Kittitas County, Washington.   IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a 70-year-old male who began having severe side effects from his medical condition. The individual was transported by helicopter to the nearest hospital where he was treated.