In Instagram model died on a billionaire’s yacht off the coast of Greece, where she was believed to have been working as a crew member.
Sinead McNamara, 20, from Port Macquarie in New South Wales, Australia, was found in critical condition on August 30 aboard the Mayan Queen IV, a 93-meter vessel owned by Mexican mining billionaire Alberto Bailleres.
She was taken from the the boat, which was anchored just off the island of Kefalonia, in a comotose state and died while she was being airlifted to hopsital, local media reported, according to The Guardian.
The 87-year-old Bailleres, who is estimated to be worth $11 billion, according to Forbes magazine, is reported to have left the Mayan Queen IV along with his family a few days before the 20-year-old’s comatose body was found, with only crew members onboard at the time.Recommended Slideshows
The crew has been questioned by police as part of the investigation, with the Coast Guard ordering the vessel to stay docked at the port in Argostoli. An autopsy will be performed to determine a cause of death in the upcoming days.
Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed it was “providing consular assistance to the family of an Australian who died in Greece,” reports news.com.au.
McNamara, who had more than 14,000 followers on Instagram at the time of her death, frequently uploaded photographs documenting her travels. Her final picture posted on the app on August 28 was believed to have been taken from onboard the Mayan Queen IV.
Another post dated August 7 had the caption: “Living and working on a boat seeing all that the world has to offer. Yep I think I have it pretty good.”
McNamara’s family said the 20-year-old had been working on the Mayan Queen IV for about four months, according to news.com.au.
Tributes have been paid to McNamara on her popular Instagram page. “So glad you lived life to the full and always kept happy,” wrote Harry Nixon. “So sad for every single person you have left behind friends, family and followers around the world. Rest peaceful and stay happy.”
“This is so sad, she was so young. rest in peace, pray for her family,” said Chris de Weerd.
According to Port Macquarie News, McNamara arrived in Greece in mid-June having previously been travelling in Bali, Alaska and the Whitsundays. She graduated from Northern Beaches Secondary College Freshwater Senior Campus in 2016, and had recently turned 20