Victims identified as investigation into deadly boat accident near Key Biscayne continues


MIAMI – New details are emerging about a fatal boating accident off the coast of Key Biscayne that has killed two people and injured nearly a dozen others.

Both damaged boats were eventually pulled out of the water at Crandon Marina.

One of the boats was significantly larger than the other.

One was a 30 foot vessel and the other just over 20 feet.

The investigation continues three days after the fatal boat crash off the waters of the Key Biscayne Yacht Club.

Authorities are investigating what led to the wreck on the water between two boats that killed two people.

Sources tell Local 10 News that the captain of the 30-foot antique boat had just left the Biscayne Bay Yacht Club with passengers. He believes he was on the right track when he hit the other open fisherman, throwing several aboard that boat into the water.


Investigators said it all happened around 10:30 p.m. on Friday.

A witness speaking to Local 10 News’ Roy Ramos described watching one boat overturn and the other begin to sink. He said when he called 911 he heard screams.

Also on behalf of the passengers on board his boat, he did what he could to help

“We saw a woman holding a toddler and then we saw a girl who couldn’t swim, so we threw some life jackets,” witness Xavier Ruiz said.

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the larger boat was carrying seven people and there were five people on board the 20-foot Cobia open fisherman whose transportation was damaged.

A total of 10 people, including children aged 12 and 13, were injured.

The US Coast Guard and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue arrived and found people thrown from their ship and taken to area hospitals. Two of them eventually died as a result of their injuries.


The two people killed in the crash have been identified as 80-year-old Pablo Castro Diaz and 42-year-old Osvado Castro. They were both on board the same boat.

The Castro family created a GoFundMe page to help with funeral expenses and other expenses and this page can be found click here.

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