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12-year-old Crestview boy struck by boat

A 12-year-old Crestview boy is in critical condition after being struck by a boat.

It happened in Choctawhatchee Bay between Choctaw Beach and the Mid Bay Bridge about 7:30 pm Saturday.
   
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission---Clark Barfield and his father were fishing for mullets in the bay.
   
The boy was swimming underwater when he was struck by a boat speeding by.
On Saturday the boy was Life Flighted to Sacred Heart Hospital and is now in critical condition with extensive injuries.
   
FWC says they can not tell if the boat operator knew they hit someone without identifying the vessel.

One witness at the scene says the boat was white, 16-to-20 feet long and had a black outboard motor and a power pole.

If you have any information call Wildlife Alert at 888-404-3922.