24 December 2015 at 0921 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in Tasmania.  IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a male who began having heart complications while on a hiking trip. The individual was transported by helicopter to the nearest hospital where he received treatment for his condition.