27 March 2016 at 0025 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in British Columbia, Canada.  IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a male suffering from severe stomach problems while out snowmobiling. The individual was transported by helicopter to the nearest hospital where he received treatment for his condition.