15 November 2016 at 2139 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an InReach device in Costa Rica.   IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a 55-year-old male suffering a severe spinal injury caused by a motorcycle accident. The individual was transported by helicopter to the nearest hospital where he was treated.