31 January 2014 at 0221 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in Oregon. IERCC personnel contacted the local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a party to safety after they had become lost while hiking. Sheriff’s deputies were utilized in transporting the party to safety; no injuries were reported.