18 December 2013 at 0059 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in Alaska. IERCC personnel contacted the Alaska State Troopers and advised them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and located two individuals who had become stranded after their boat hit some rocks while on a hunting trip. State Troopers were utilized in assisting the party; no injuries were reported.