26 January 2017 at 1934 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an InReach device in San Bernardino County, California.   IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported two individuals sustaining unknown injuries due to being caught in an avalanche. The individuals were transported by helicopter to a waiting ambulance that transported them to the nearest hospital where they received treatment.