27 March 2017 at 0117 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in India. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. Local police responded to the location and transported a 24-year-old male who had been held against his will by insurgents while he was out cycling alone. The police transported him to a local police station with no injuries to report.