Couple drowns after taking selfie at beach near Rio de Janeiro

Jaqueline and Marcelo

On Sunday, January 6th, 2018, a couple was taking a selfie at Secret Beach, a beach west of Rio de Janeiro, when they were swept away by a wave and drowned in the sea.

The victims were identified as Marcelo Francisco Maciel, 37, and Jaqueline Amorim de Souza, 39. They leave behind a daughter of 19 and a 9 month old baby. Jaqueline was rescued by the fire department but died. Marcelos body was only discovered on Monday, January 7th.

Source: RedeTV, R7

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