INCIDENT NUMBER: 17244

25 January 2016 at 2211 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in Alberta, Canada.  IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported an individual suffering from an unknown medical problem while on a hiking trip. The individual was transported by helicopter to the nearest hospital where they were treated for their condition.