26 January 2017 at 2120 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an InReach device off the coast of California.   IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. U.S. Coast Guard personnel responded to the location and transported a 47-year-old male who rolled his kayak and was unable to get back in it without assistance. The individual was assisted by the U.S. Coast Guard then was transported by ambulance to the hospital for a health check.