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By James Walling
The Courier 

Keep an Eye Out for 'Diver Down' Flags


Ryan Stone/For the Courier

A rectangular red flag attached to a vessel, float, or buoy with a white diagonal stripe indicates the presence of a nearby diver.

Local divers Joyce and Ryan Stone would like to remind area boaters and visitors to our summertime fishing and sailing competitions at Fort Peck Lake, to please keep an eye out for red and white "Diver Down" flags, indicating the nearby presence of a diver under the surface of the water. Montana law dictates that boaters must steer clear within 200 feet of a tow-float, buoy or craft bearing the flag. If a vessel must approach this warning flag, it must do so at a "no wake speed." So whether you're chasing walleye or simply the wind itself, take care not to compromise the safety of underwater recreation seekers.


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