19 December 2016 at 2015 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 two males sustaining minor injuries caused by a fall while mountain climbing. The individuals were transported by helicopter to the nearest hospital where they received treatment for their injuries.