INCIDENT NUMBER: 17938

21 June 2016 at 0508 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 sustaining a broken leg caused by an accident while hiking. The individual was transported by ambulance to the nearest hospital where he was treated.