Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Biscayne Bay Boater

MIAMI – The Coast Guard suspended its search at 9:45 a.m. Monday, for the boater who fell overboard and went missing in the vicinity of Elliot Key, Fla., Sunday evening.

Osmany Castellanos, 23, a native of Miami, was found today at 9:44 a.m. about one nautical mile northwest of Sand Key, Fla. His body was located by the crew of a Miami-Dade Fire Rescue marine unit who declared him deceased on scene.

“Tragically, this is not the conclusion to the search that we had all hoped for,” said Michael Walker, a civilian search and rescue coordinator at Coast Guard Sector Miami. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends who are coping with their loss and we can only hope that others may learn from this tragedy and remember to always wear their life jacket.”

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  1. spencer tedesco says:


  2. Johann K Delgado says:

    Your brothers are here mouring your death. we miss you dearly. I made a written promise to you which is now with you in your grave and i intend to keep it. Ozzie watch over us and never leave us! i miss you. We all Miss you ! Johann

  3. Melissa Zunigas says:

    Ozzie, I just want you to know that it hurts that we couldn’t say good-bye, but I know you’re still with us in mind & spirit. We will ALWAYS have you in our hearts. WE all love you & we’ll miss you very much, but I know someday we’ll meet again. I hope you watch over us and protect us now that you’ve gone to a better place. WE ALL MISS YOU DEARLY!!! Your favorite OReO cookie will never forget you…

  4. isabel says:

    My son, you will forever be in my heart. I loved you endlessly. You were so beautiful and so young to die. I can’t believe your gone. i hope that this tragedy will teach others to change so no one else has to suffer the pain you and your family are suffering today.
    I promise you that I will fight to change boating laws so future accidents like this will never happen. Your my guardian angel and I ask that you watch over your brother forever.
    love you forever mom

  5. Vanessa says:

    R.I.P. Ozzie, even though you are in a better place, the fact still remains that your body and flesh are no longer here. I pray for you every night and I hope that you find eternal peace. Your Mom really misses you and her words are touching…May God be with you..RIP

  6. JENNY says:

    ii STiill kANT BEliiEVE THAT HAPPENED OZZiiE UU wiill

  7. Jeannette says:

    It’s funny that I found this page today and I figured that it was meant for me to write to you. I know that we hadn’t hung out in a while and we would only say our usual hello and good bye when we would see each other at the Ale House… But I just wanted you to know that the memories that I have of you are endless. I want you to know that even though you didn’t know it, you were very special to me and you will always have a special place in my heart. The news of your accident came to me that Monday and I couldn’t believe it. I was frozen and I refused to believe that it was you. To this day, I go on your myspace page and I look at all your pictures, each with a little piece of your life and I still can’t believe it. I will keep you in my heart always, and I will always have my memories of you in a very special place in my heart. Watch out for your mother, father and your brother as they above everyone else need you to look after them. Make a little more time to watch over your mother as I could only imagine what she is going through as a mother’s love is unconditional and never ending… Ok, I’m going to stop and say “see you later” because I’m at work and starting to cry.

    Love always,


  8. Natalie says:

    Every day that goes by i try convincing myself that i will become stronger and try to accept the fact that your gone… but These past two weeks have been rough…Ive been trying to hang on, but the only thing that keeps me going is the thought that i was lucky enough to share many memories with you… Ozzie, ive dreamt about u many times…u wake me in the middle of the night. This morning I woke up feeling worse than the past couple of days and i was wondering why it hits me more some days than others.. Well I realized that maybe it was because today, July 23, We would have made a year, if I wouldnt have called it quits a few months ago..Just want to let you know that our moments together, I will never forget.. I know your probably looking down on me and wondering why i never spilled my heart out this way when you were alive…but guess what? ive been wondering that too… Its so upseting to me how my pride made me push you away.. I have said sorry many times now and i want to thank you soo much for visiting me in my dreams… If i can choose what i dream daily… i’d ecounter you every night! Life has its path and unfortanately yours was cut short… Just want you to know that I dont pass by and drop comments because there are no words that can explain the pain i feel..not only to know ur gone but to see ur family so unhappy… I use to love going over every night and having dinner together..everytime i pass by all i remember is packing for colorado, putting up christmas decorations with your parents, you getting upset because i would arrive late to have dinner, watching dirty jobs together, our famous cuddeling sessions, our trips to dolphin mall, sergios,subways,starbucks and our little fights for me defending Alex because u wouldnt let him borrow your clothes…You had a major impact in my life…You taoght me what it felt like to fall in love.. weather our ways were a little difficult and im sure different than other relationships…It was little time that felt like an eternity. I just want you to know that even though i never expressed myself this way when we were together it didnt mean i didnt feel soo much for u..I guess thats what kept you with me, the fact that i didnt give it all up for you even though I did love u very much. I’ve learned that Love isnt about finding the perfect person, it’s about learning how to adjust to every imperfection and loving them 4 who they are not who you want them to be.

  9. junior gonzalez says:

    i love ozzie! i will take care of your brother! my condolences to your beautiful and wonderful family! u will be greatly missed tremendously by alot of people and every one who you knew due to your awesome heart and friendship! i love you locaaaaaa!!! remember when we used to always say SUNDAYYYYYYYYYYY! lol damn man i miss you! to his family if you need any help in the boat changing laws id love to help! and i hope this taught every one a lesson! we lost a great and beautiful person! r.i.p. boieeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! love u ozziE! jr ti his parents if there is any way i can help call me 786-348-9798 or email me plse w/o hesitation!! or email me at that goes directly to my treo cell phone!

  10. natalie says:

    this is breath taking. i cant believe such a young person like yourself is gone. you were full of life its crazy how a person is here one day the next their gone. lifes to short you never know when its your time to go. i never got to meet you ozzie but i would see you everywhere i’d go at the ale house elliot key clubs etc etc…you always had a smile on your face you were a beautiful person you have sooooo many people that love you so much your very special i would’ve loved to meet you. :( but your in a better place now hopefully i’ll get to meet you one day *in heaven* your watching over your family now take care of them they need it more than anything right now. i could imagine the pain and suffering they’re going through…i hope this tought all a lesson to be a little more responsible when your out at elliot key. my condolences go out to his family and friends. may god be with you r i p. you will be missed dearly.

  11. Ally says:

    Ozzy, I didn’t not have the pleasure of meeting you, but you were good friends with my daughter, and just the idea of someone so young to die the way you did, its just hard. I think of you often, cause you did touch my daughters life in so many ways; You seemed like a beautiful person.
    Everything happens in life for a reason, you come to our lives and touched so many people, loved and helped so many people, and when you’re time came our creature came and took you home.
    May you rest in peace for ever.