Body of missing Brazilian model found ashore

Brazilian model Caroline Bittencourt drowned trying to save her dogs

Brazilian model Caroline Bittencourt drowned trying to save her dogs

According to TMZ, the devastating accident happened after a storm hit the couple's boat and left their catamaran in rough waters, causing their two dogs to fall out. The force of the 65-mph winds knocked the model into the ocean.

"She jumped into the sea to save two puppies of hers that had fallen into the water because of the wind".

Sestini says he jumped after her but did not manage to save her.

On Monday, it was confirmed that the model's body was discovered near Cigarras Beach in São Paulo.

Ms Bittencourt's former modeling agency OXYgen Models shared a heartfelt tribute, saying it appreciated "all the trust she placed in us in these years of work and partnership".

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Her husband of just three months, Jorge Sestini, had dived into the water after her, reported Globo, but was himself rescued by lifeguards several hours later after he got into trouble in the stormy waters. "He had to swim three hours to the coast to survive".

Her daughter, Isabelle, 17, wrote to Instagram thanking people for their kind messages: "We are grateful for the support and affectionate messages we have received from Carol's friends and fans", she said.

Bittencourt, who also worked as a TV presenter, ended up in the sea after trying to save two dogs, according to her friend.

"Our condolences go to her friends and family". It was reported at the time that the issue had been Bittencourt's previous relationship with Cicarelli's ex-boyfriend, businessman Joao Paulo Diniz.

Bittencourt's death comes days after the death of Tales Soares, 26, who died after collapsing on the catwalk Saturday during Sao Paulo Fashion Week. He was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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