Who was Kassandra Muhr? Boat crash victim wrote about becoming a ghost days before death
Kassandra "Kaysy" Muhr, 20, shared what seems eerie now on her Instagram account days before her death. Heavily interested in boats and sailing, Kaysy, as her loved ones called her, was renovating a 29-foot yacht before it collided with another vessel. The other vessel is believed to have been piloted by her boyfriend Kobi, 19. Kobi is also critical presently; Kaysy, however, was found unresponsive moments after the accident on her boat. The incident occurred at Elinva Bay in Pittwater, Australia, last Sunday.
"Passionate" about boats and the ocean, the 20-year-old had set up an Instagram account by Pittwater Pirate to document her boat renovation and modification journey. Her first post read, "I figured as a girl with a huge passion for boats and the ocean, as well as fixing things, it might be fun to follow the rebuild of my 28-foot yacht, Eric."
This was her first time renovating the boat, and she updated her followers each time when she did something significant with it.
She also talked about fixing the navigation lights to increase the boat's visibility late at night, a week before her death. However, the eerieness comes after the 'prognostication' of her death on her social media handle. She captioned a picture of her sanding Eric: "If you see a ghost flying (in blue Haines) over Pittwater, that's probably me covered in dust". This particular post made it to her page on June 28, 2022.
A German native, Kaysy had gone to Australia for a short vacation but ended up living there for the last three years. In a conversation with The Daily Telegraph, her mother said she wasn't pleased about Kaysy's decision to stay in Australia but was relieved since she was surrounded by people who loved her. "She always told us to visit her so that she can show us why she fell in love with Australia," her mother said, adding she was happy that her daughter "died doing what she loved" and left a part of her soul in Australia itself.
The second victim, Kobi, is being treated at the Royal North Shore Hospital. The exact timeline of events is still unclear, and detective superintendent Murray Reynolds is still conducting an investigation of the collision. "We're yet to understand exactly what happened, but potentially the vessels were going in opposite directions," he added.
It is speculated that the collision happened in a 5-m roundabout area, and both the vessels have been retrieved as part of the rescue operation. "This was a major mobilisation of emergency services in very difficult circumstances - pitch black, across cold water, in a very inaccessible location," said NSW Ambulance Inspector Christie Marks about the operation. Other significant details like the prospect of the drivers, Kaysy and Kobi, being under the influence or intoxicated will also be looked into.