13 August 2016 at 0533 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in Skwentna, Alaska.  IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported three individuals who became stranded and cold due to their vessel being destroyed. The individuals were transported by helicopter to the nearest hospital where they received treatment for their condition.