17 May 2015 at 1753 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in Linn County, Oregon.  IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted 3 individuals who became trapped by snow and ice during a hiking trip. The individuals were transported to safety by SAR ground crews.  No injuries reported with this incident.