The model's husband who was rescued hours later is still in a state of shock as he tries to process the situation.
Brazilian model Caroline Bittencourt died after trying to save her dogs from drowning at a Sao Paulo beach. She was 37.
According to Brazilian outlet Globo, the model jumped off a catamaran to attempt to rescue her dogs, who had fallen out of the boat. Bittencourt's father-in-law, Alfredo Sestini, told the outlet that the model's husband, Jorge Sestini, then jumped into the ocean to attempt to rescue her. He was rescued himself hours later.
According to the older Sestini, Bittencourt's body was discovered late Monday near Cigarras Beach in Sao Paulo.
“We are grateful for the support and affectionate messages we have received from Carol’s friends and fans," Bittencourt's daughter, Isabelle Bittencourt, shared on Instagram. "This energy drive fills our hearts with so much love."
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