INCIDENT NUMBER: 18289

14 August 2016 at 1101 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in La Plata County, Colorado.  IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a male suffering from altitude sickness while out hiking. The individual was transported by helicopter to the nearest hospital where he was treated.