31 December 2015 at 0614 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in Urskoven, New Zealand.  IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a male and a female who sustained unknown injuries while on a hiking trip. The individuals were transported by helicopter to the nearest hospital where they were treated for their injuries.