INCIDENT NUMBER: 12759
24 February 2014 at 1138 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device off the coast of Spain. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a party who had become stranded after their rudder on their sailboat had broken. A helicopter was utilized in transporting the party to safety, no injuries were reported.