Instagram model falls from super yacht in 105km/h winds, drowns

It was originally reported the model drowned trying to rescue her dogs.
It was originally reported the model drowned trying to rescue her dogs. Photo credit: Instagram

A Brazilian Instagram model has died after she was swept into the sea by 105km/h winds while sailing, authorities say.

It was originally reported Caroline Bittencourt went to rescue her two dogs, jumped into the sea and drowned.

However these claims have been rectified by port authorities, and her family have said the reports are false, according to The Sun.

Bittencourt was found dead close to Cigarras Beach in Sao Paulo on Monday (local time).

São Sebastião Port Authority captain Wagner Goulart de Souza told The Sun they had no facts to suggest Bittencourt was trying to save her dogs.

"We were informed only two people were on the boat."

Bittencourt's father Orley told local broadcaster TV Band News on Monday the death was "nothing more" than an accident.

"The claims are untrue and inaccurate, and I would ask people to listen to the facts."

Bittencourt's death follows closely after that of fellow Brazilian model, Tales Soares, after he collapsed while walking on the catwalk on Saturday (local time).

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