INCIDENT NUMBER: 17555

11 April 2016 at 0015 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in Australia.  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 severe spinal injury caused by a motorcycle accident. The individual was transported by ambulance to the nearest hospital where he was treated for his injury.