14 February 2014 at 0240 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device off the coast of New Zealand. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported one individual who suffered an eye injury while on a sailboat. A helicopter was utilized to transport the individual to a nearby hospital for treatment.