08 February 2014 at 0420 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in Virginia. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported an individual suffering from an asthma attack during a hike. An ambulance was utilized to transport the injured party to a nearby hospital for treatment.