INCIDENT NUMBER: 17161

02 January 2016 at 1540 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in Whanganui National Park, New Zealand.  IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a 35 year old female who sustained a broken leg due to an accident while kayaking. The individual was transported by helicopter to the nearest hospital where she was treated for her injury.