Brazilian model Caroline Bittencourt (37) was reported missing Sunday afternoon after falling overboard during a boat trip with her husband, Jorge Sestini.
The accident happened outside the big city of São Paulo in Brazil, after the couple landed in a storm. According to the Folha de S. Paulo newspaper, Sestini explained to local authorities that he was trying to plunge into his wife in the storm without any luck.
On Monday afternoon, the 37-year-old man was found dead on a beach four kilometers away, the Globo newspaper reported.
– Could have skipped
Bittencourt was the presenter of the country of origin Brazil and model of international fashion houses. Among other things, it was for designers Valentino Garavani and Roberto Cavalli. Shortly before the crash, she posted a picture of the boat to its nearly 800,000 followers on Instagram, but these have now been removed.
The agent of the model, Andréia Boneti, soon left with the claim that the 37-year-old athlete may have jumped to save his two puppies.
"Carol" has always traveled with her dogs. She had "Cookie," which was black and "Canjica," which was white and she was completely in love with them, he told Folha de S. Paulo.
In retrospect, the 37-year-old family has come out against such allegations and believes it was the storm that caused Bittencourt to fall into the water.
"Jorge told us that a big wave hit the side of the boat and it was his strength along with strong winds that made Carol lose her balance and fell in the water," he told the news channel Band News, according to The Sun.
He also added that his son-in-law had made a heroic effort in trying to find his daughter, an attempt that could also have cost him his life.
The case continues below.
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Family information must also have been confirmed by local port authorities in The Sun area.
"It looks as if it fell on board as a result of the wind and the high waves." We have no information that she jumped into the sea to save the dogs.
Other deaths in a short time
Bittencourt is the second supermodel that dies in Brazil in two days, although for several reasons.
The model Tales Soares (26) died during fashion week in Sao Paulo on Saturday. He should have a malaise and fall on the catwalk. The 26-year-old man was then transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to a statement from the organizer.
Avisa Folha de S. Paulo reported that Soares stumbled on the laces and fell, while another model had told the newspaper that the 26-year-old had not eaten before seeing.
The cause of death is not yet known.
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