09 August 2015 at 1227 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in Anchorage, Alaska.  IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported five individuals who became hypothermic while on a hiking trip. The individuals were transported by helicopter to the nearest hospital where they received treatment for their condition.