17 March 2016 at 2346 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in Whatcom County, Washington.  IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a male suffering from a broken leg while snowmobiling. The individual was transported by helicopter to a nearby hospital where he was treated for his injury.