The display on a boat or by a person of an orange flag approximately 18 by 30 inches
in size shall indicate that such boat or person is in need of help.
(1) Insofar as is possible without serious danger to the operator's boat or persons
on board, the operator of a boat observing a distress signal shall render to the boat
or person displaying the signal such assistance as may be practicable and necessary
to save the boat or person or to minimize any danger to them.
(2) No person shall display a flag like that described in sub. (1) unless such person is in need of assistance to prevent bodily injury or destruction
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