Garmin inReach - what happens when you press the SOS button?
Wed 22nd March 2017
What happens if you do press it the SOS button on the Garmin inReach satellite communicator?
A message is sent to GEOS who are the world leader in emergency response solutions and monitoring. They’ve supported rescues in more than 140 countries, saving many lives in the process. And they’re standing by 24/7/365 to respond to your SOS, track your device and notify the proper contacts and emergency responders in your area. Then, while help is on the way, GEOS will continue to text back and forth with you, providing updates and critical information until your situation is resolved.
Below are a couple of videos that look at real life incidents.
The first is a helicopter rescue on the Salmon River, facilitated by the Delorme-Garmin inReach.
When Conor McManamin dropped off his three friends for a weekend to climb Mt. Marcus Baker on a beautiful spring Friday, none of them could have imagined that they would be coming off the mountain seven days later in a rescue helicopter. What should have been a weekend climb turned into a week of trying to survive in a ferocious winter storm, which eventually dumped about 15 to 20 feet of snow on the experienced climbers.
You can find out more about the Garmin inReach satellite communicators here.