12 January 2017 at 2236 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in El Dorado County, California.  IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a teenage boy who needed assistance back to a trail while hiking. The individual was escorted by a SAR team on snowmobiles back to the trail. No injuries were reported with this incident.