12 January 2017 at 1750 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in Clay County, North Carolina.  IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a female who was unable to continue her hike due to passing out. The individual was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital where she was treated.