01 December 2016 at 0728 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in New Zealand.  IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a male suffering severe injuries caused by a fall while on a hiking trip. The individual was transported by helicopter to the nearest hospital where he was treated.