26 January 2014 at 0225 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in Washington. IERCC personnel contacted the local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported one individual suffering from chest injuries resulting from a serious fall while mountain climbing. A helicopter was utilized in transporting the individual to a nearby hospital for treatment.