09 May 2017 at 2342 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an InReach device in Swain County, Tennessee. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a 79-year-old male who passed out while hiking. The individual was escorted out to a trailhead by a ground team where he met his son who transported him back home on a UTV. No injuries to report with this incident.