Tragedy came on Sunday, April 28th, when the famous Brazilian model, Caroline Bittencourt, attempted to rescue her dogs. During what was meant to be a fun family outing, Caroline and her new husband were met with rough waters.
After a storm hit, raging seas caused Caroline’s dogs to go overboard. Caroline tried to rescue them by jumping in after them but was quickly swept up by strong waves. She drowned in just seconds. She was 37 years old.
Caroline and her husband, Jorge Sestini, were enjoying the weather when a storm touched down in São Paulo. TMZ confirms that the storm caused their sailboat to encounter some rough waters, which caused the dogs to fall out of the boat. When Caroline had seen that her pets went overboard, she jumped in after to save them. Jorge then jumped in to save his wife.
TMZ goes on to report that Jorge was discovered alive and brought to safety; however, Caroline was missing. On Monday, April 29th, Caroline’s body was found near Cigarras Beach in São Paulo.
Isabelle Bittencourt, Caroline’s 17-year-old daughter, announced the devastating news on Instagram. In Spanish, she published her mother’s sudden death with her 385.6 followers and thanked everyone for their prayers and support. She wrote, “We are grateful for the support and affectionate messages we have received from Carol’s friends and fans. This energy drive fills our hearts with so much love.”
Caroline has worked as a model for several years. Mostly modeling for high-fashion designers including Valentino Garavani and Roberto Cavalli, she had introduced her daughter to the industry. Together, they modeled for companies around the world. Caroline had over 809,000 followers on Instagram, many of which have expressed their condolences.
This is a difficult time for Caroline’s family and friends, so please cover them a prayer.