INCIDENT NUMBER: 18866

25 December 2016 at 0043 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 an individual suffering severe head injuries caused by a hiking accident. The individual was transported by helicopter to the nearest hospital where they received treatment.