INCIDENT NUMBER: 16173
18 May 2015 at 0255 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in Nelson Lakes National Park, New Zealand. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported an individual who sustained a knee injury during a hiking trip. The individual was transported by helicopter to a nearby hospital where he received treatment for his injury.