INCIDENT NUMBER: 17520

03 April 2016 at 0310 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device 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 an arm and leg injury caused by an accident while hiking. The individual was transported by helicopter to the nearest hospital where he was treated for his injuries.