19 December 2015 at 1529 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in Las Palmas, Spain.  IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a male suffering from severe head injuries. The individual was transported by helicopter to the nearest hospital where he was treated for his injuries.