05 February 2017 at 0019 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an InReach device in Flathead County, Montana.   IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a group of five individuals who became stranded after a couple of their snowmobiles were buried in an avalanche. The individuals were transported by snowmobiles back to their vehicles. No injuries were reported with this incident.