30 March 2017 at 2019 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an InReach device in the Grand Canyon National Park in the United States. IERCC personnel contacted the Grand Canyon National Park Dispatch and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a 72-year-old male sustaining a head injury while hiking with two friends. The individual was transported by helicopter to the nearest hospital where his injury was treated.