Brazilian model dies in Turkey

Brazilian model dies in Turkey

BODRUM - Doğan News Agency (DHA)
Brazilian model dies in Turkey

Rosalva Pontes. DHA photo

Model and Pilates instructor Rosalva Pontes, 35, died after she fell off a cliff in the Aegean resort town of Bodrum today.

Pontes was riding a four-wheeled all-terrain vehicle (ATV) to a local gym for her daily exercise when she lost control of the vehicle and fell off a 30-meter cliff, reports said. 

Pontes crashed onto the concrete floor of a parking lot below, which belonged to a local mall. People who witnessed the crash called the paramedics, who arrived promptly to see Pontes' neck was broken and her skull was fractured. She was taken to Bodrum State Hospital but could not be saved. 

The model was in Turkey for a two-week vacation with her Turkish boyfriend Kadir Önel, reports said. 

The police were trying to contact Pontes' relatives to inform them about the incident. 

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