06 May 2017 at 0555 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in New Zealand. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a male individual who had become ill while camping. The individual was transported by boat to a waiting ambulance that transported him to a nearby hospital where he was treated.