23 February 2017 at 0440 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 26-year-old female hiker with an injured knee and infected leg. The individual was transported by helicopter to a local hospital for treatment.