Another Brazilian Model Dies in São Paulo While Trying to Rescue her Puppies

Caroline Bittencourt leaped into the sea on Sunday after her two dogs fell off a catamaran as winds reached 62 mph.

(Video shows Bittencourt's body being brought ashore)

By Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Brazilian Model Caroline Bittencourt, 37, drowned in São Paulo after jumping into the sea during a raging storm to try to rescue her puppies — the second runway walker from Brazil's largest city to die in a week.

Husband Jorge Sestini followed her into the water in a desperate rescue attempt, and he was in the wild waters for three hours before being saved.

The model’s body was finally found late Monday near Cigarras Beach, her father-in-law, Alfredo Sestini, confirmed to . . .

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