18 December 2016 at 2046 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an InReach device in British Columbia, Canada.   IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a 29-year-old male sustaining severe injuries caused by a fall while on a work site. The individual was transported by helicopter to the nearest hospital where he received treatment for his condition.