08 February 2017 at 2230 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device off the coast of Florida.   IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. U.S. Coast Guard personnel responded to the location and transported a 68-year-old male who became stranded due to his malfunctioning vessel. The individual was towed to shore by a USCG vessel. No injuries were reported with this incident.