07 May 2017 at 1650 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an InReach device in British Columbia, Canada. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a 49-year-old male sustaining  head injuries while skiing. The individual was transported by helicopter to the nearest hospital where his injuries were treated.