15 October 2016 at 0131 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an InReach device in Tulare County, California.   IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a 45-year-old male sustaining a dislocated shoulder caused by an accident while backpacking. The individual was transported by helicopter to the nearest hospital where he was treated for his injury.