23 August 2015 at 1623 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in King County, Washington.  IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a 46 year old male and 50 year old female who sustained severe injuries due to an accident while hiking. The individuals were transported by helicopter to the nearest hospital where they were treated for their injuries.