13 April 2017 at 1533 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an InReach device off the coast of Chile. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a 29-year-old male who became severely ill while sailing alone. The individual was transported by boat to safety on shore. The individual’s boat was left in position.