06 December 2013 at 2006 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT 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 one individual suffering from a severe back injury following a snowmobile accident. A helicopter was utilized to transport the party to a nearby hospital for treatment.