25 March 2016 at 0408 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device off the coast of Spain.  IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted a male who became stranded due to his malfunctioning vessel. The individual was towed by a SAR vessel to a secure location on shore. No injuries were reported with this incident.