18 January 2017 at 2208 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in British Columbia, Canada.  IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported three males who became stranded and were unable to continue their ski trip. The individuals were transported by helicopter to a secure location. No injuries were reported with this incident.