1 April 2017 at 2354 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an InReach device in New Zealand. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a 30-year-old male sustaining internal injuries caused by a motorbike accident. The individual was transported by helicopter to the nearest hospital where his injuries were treated.