Vi­brant beach farewell for yacht death model

Sunday Mail - - NEWS - RHIAN DEUTROM

FAM­ILY and friends of Aus­tralian model Sinead McNa­mara have paid their fi­nal re­spects at a fu­neral for the 20-year-old who died af­ter be­ing found tan­gled in rope at the stern of a bil­lion­aire’s su­pery­acht in Greece.

Ms McNa­mara was farewelled by hun­dreds yes­ter­day at Innes Gar­dens Me­mo­rial Park in Port Mac­quarie, NSW, and, later, Bonny Hills Surf Life Sav­ing Club, with the dress code of “wear what Sinead would want you to wear”.

“We all knew and loved her in dif­fer­ent as­pects of life so whether that’s bright and fun, road trip at­tire, for­mal, surfy, boat at­tire or what­ever it is that brought you and her to­gether, that is what we would like you to wear,” her brother, Jake McNa­mara, said in a pub­lic post on his Face­book page.

Her fam­ily en­cour­aged those un­able to make it to “beau­ti­ful” Ms McNa­mara’s “cel­e­bra­tion of her life and farewell” to take a mo­ment by their clos­est ocean at 1pm to re­mem­ber spe­cial mo­ments they shared with her. Pho­tos from the farewell show a large pad­dle-out of surfers, pic­tured, un­der blue skies off Rain­bow Beach. The In­sta­gram in­flu­encer from NSW was un­able to be re­vived af­ter she was dis­cov­ered on the Mayan Queen IV, on Au­gust 31, while it was moored in the port of Ar­gos­toli off the Greek is­land of Ke­falo­nia.

Ms McNa­mara had been work­ing as a crew mem­ber on the six-storey, $196 mil­lion ves­sel, owned by bil­lion­aire Mex­i­can min­ing mag­nate Al­berto Bailleres.

Greek coro­ner Ilias Bo­giokas, who con­ducted the au­topsy on Ms McNa­mara’s body, told the Athens-Mace­do­nian News Agency that the death “came about from a hang­ing” and her body did not have any in­juries.

TRAGIC: Sinead McNa­mara.

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