Key boat crash victims identified

Source: Key boat crash victims identified

Found on: 2022-06-20 22:26:10

MIAMI, Fla. – New details are surfacing about a boating accident off the coast of Key Biscayne that left two people dead and nearly a dozen injured.

The two wrecked boats were eventually pulled from the water at Crandon Marina.

One of the boats was considerably larger than the other.

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

Three days after the fatal accident of a boat off the waters of the Key Biscayne Yacht Club, the investigation continues.

Authorities are investigating what led to the capsizing in the water between two boats that killed two people.

Sources tell Local 10 News that the captain of the 30-foot vintage vessel had just left the Biscayne Bay Yacht Club with passengers. He believes he had the right of way when he collided with the other open fisherman, causing several of those aboard that boat to be thrown into the water.


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

A witness who spoke with Roy Ramos of Local 10 News described seeing one boat capsize and the other begin to sink. He added that while he was calling 911 he could hear screaming.

Also concerned about the passengers on his boat, he did what he could to help

“We saw a lady with a baby in her arms and then we saw a girl who didn’t know how to swim, so we threw her some life jackets,” said witness Xavier Ruiz.

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, seven people were on the larger boat and there were five aboard the 20-foot open-top trawler Cobia, which had damage to its loot.

In total, 10 people, including children as young as 12 and 13, were injured.

The US Coast Guard and Miami-Dade firefighters arrived and found people thrown from the boat who were taken to area hospitals. Two of them eventually died from their injuries.


The two people who died in the accident have been identified as Pablo Castro Díaz, 80, and Osvado Castro, 42. They were both aboard the same boat.

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