INCIDENT NUMBER: 12466, 12468, and 12469
17 January 2014 at 2218 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 multiple individuals injured as a result of an avalanche. A helicopter was utilized to transport the parties to a nearby hospital for treatment; one fatality resulted from the avalanche.