18 August 2015 at 0649 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in Talgar, Kazakhastan.  IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported an 85 year old male who came across difficult terrain and was unable to continue on his hiking trip. The individual was transported by helicopter to a secure location in a nearby town.