11 February 2017 at 2327 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an InReach device off the coast of North Carolina.   IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. U.S. Coast Guard personnel responded to the location and transported a 52-year-old male whose vessel began taking on water while he was out sailing. The individual was transported by helicopter to a secure location on land. No injuries were reported with this incident.