Model Drowns Trying to Rescue Her Dogs

Brazilian model Caroline Bittencourt drowned Sunday in Sao Paulo while trying to rescue her dogs that had fallen off her sailboat.

The 37-year-old leaped into the water after her two pooches were swept into the water by a storm that rocked the catamaran. Her father-in-law, Alfredo Sestini, tells Brazilian outlet Globo that the model's husband, Jorge Sestini, dove into the ocean to rescue her. Hours later he was rescued. Her body was found late Monday near a beach.

It wasn't immediately known if the dogs were rescued. (TMZ)

  • She's the second model to die in Brazil in the last few days. TalesSoares passed away over the weekend after collapsing on the catwalk. (FOX News)
  • She must have really loved those dogs.
  • She has a 17-year-old daughter named Isabelle.

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