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Florida Fish and Wildlife may have discovered boat involved in accident
Florida Fish and Wildlife officials have found the boat they believe hit a 12-year-old boy in Choctawhatchee Bay.
A search warrant was served last night and the vessel was seized.
The vessel will be examined forensically and then returned to the owner.
FWC says the owner is being cooperative.
Drew Barefield was snorkeling while his father was fishing for mullets between Choctaw Beach and the Mid Bay Bridge about 7:30 pm Saturday.
The boy was swimming underwater when he was struck by a boat riding by.
The boy was taken by Life Flight to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola and is now in critical condition.