INCIDENT NUMBER: 18278

12 August 2016 at 1747 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in United Kingdom.  IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a young male sustaining a leg injury caused by a fall while backpacking. The individual was transported by helicopter to the nearest hospital where his injury was treated.