10 December 2016 at 0439 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an InReach device in New Zealand.   IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a 24-year-old male suffering from kidney stones while out on a hiking trip. The individual was transported by helicopter to the nearest hospital where he received treatment for his condition.