Brazilian model Caroline Bittencourt drowned Sunday after her dogs fell off her sailboat in Sao Paulo.
Bittencourt jumped into the water to rescue the pups and her husband quickly followed, Fox News reported. Her husband was rescued hours later while Bittencourt’s body was found on a beach late Monday. The model was 37.
Bittencourt’s daughter Isabelle confirmed the news on her Instagram Monday. 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.”
Bittencourt’s agent, Andrea Boneti, said Bittencourt’s husband was in a “state of shock.” (RELATED: Victoria’s Secret Model Barbara Fialho Shares Life-Changing News)
“Jorge tried to save her. He saw Carol drowning and wasn’t able to save her. It was a terrible moment for him,” she said.
Her death comes after a male runway model died after collapsing on the catwalk Saturday at Sao Paulo Fashion Week. Tales Soares was 26.