26 April 2017 at 1447 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an InReach device in Santa Barbara County, California. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a 13-year-old male sustaining an ankle injury while hiking with his outdoor education school. The individual was transported by helicopter to the airport, where he was picked up by school personnel and taken to the hospital for treatment.