09 July 2016 at 0627 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in Germany.  IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a 37-year-old male who became very ill while kayaking through Germany. The individual was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital where he was treated for his condition.