27 October 2013 at 0307 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. The registered owner made contact with his mother and advised that while hiking they had come across an individual in a party needing medical attention following a hiking accident. A helicopter was utilized to transport the individual to a nearby hospital for treatment.