INCIDENT NUMBER: G33181

16 March 2017 at 0008 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an InReach device in New Zealand. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported an individual sustaining back and groin injuries while hiking. The individual was transported by helicopter to the nearest hospital where the injuries were treated.