22 January 2016 at 2101 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in Macon County, North Carolina.  IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a 21 year old male who was unable to continue on his hiking expedition due to inclement weather conditions. The individual was escorted out of the forest by a SAR team on ATVs and transported to a secure location. No injuries reported with this incident.