INCIDENT NUMBER: 17269

01 February 2016 at 0506 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in Nelson Lakes National Park in New Zealand.  IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a male sustaining a knee injury while on a hiking trip. The individual was transported by helicopter to the nearest hospital where he was treated for his injury.