12 May 2017 at 1406 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an InReach device in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a male sustaining a back injury caused by a motor vehicle accident. The individual was transported by ambulance to the nearest clinic where he was treated.