INCIDENT NUMBER: 17601

20 April 2016 at 1045 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in Scotland.  IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a male who tripped while hiking and suffered a back injury. The individual was transported by helicopter to a nearby hospital where he was treated for his injury.