07 April 2016 at 0412 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 two males who became stranded on an island in the middle of a river. The individuals were picked up and transported by helicopter to a secure location. No injuries were reported with this incident.