26 March 2017 at 1417 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an InReach device in Botetourt County, Virginia. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a 19-year-old male suffering from severe dehydration while hiking. The individual was transported by the fire department on a 4-wheeler to a safe haven.