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Boating hit-and-run leaves 12 year old in critical condition

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

It happened in Choctawhatchee Bay between Choctaw Beach and the Mid-Bay Bridge around 7:30 p.m. yesterday.

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission---Clark Barfield IV and his father were fishing for mullets in the bay.

The boy was swimming underwater when he was struck by a boat who fled the scene.

The boy was life flighted to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola and is now in critical condition with extensive injuries.
There was one witness at the scene who gave a description to FWC of the boat involved in the hit run.
The boat was 16-20 feet long.
It was white with a black outboard motor and a power pole.
If you have any information to report---call Wildlife Alert at 888-404-3922.