05 April 2017 at 2127 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in Transylvania County, North Carolina.  IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a 39-year-old male who became lost while hiking. The individual was transported by patrol vehicle to a safe haven in the nearest town. No injuries to report with this incident.