Caroline Schwitzky, who appeared on TLC reality show “90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?” survived an alleged murder attempt by her boyfriend, Cole Goldberg, a police report says.
Schwitzky, 32, and Goldberg, 23, were involved in a heated argument that authorities say turned violent Sunday in West Palm Beach, Florida. The couple had been dating for a year before the incident.
Goldberg tried to strangle Schwitzky, according to witnesses quoted in a police report filed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and obtained by NBC News.
Goldberg was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder and battery. He was released after he posted bonds totaling $60,000, according to jail records.
The police report says that Goldberg held Schwitzky for about 20 minutes and that she began punching his arms to free herself. When she did manage to break free, she jumped off the boat and started swimming to another one.
The report alleges that Goldberg followed her and attempted to push her under the water.
Bystanders on a nearby boat screamed at Goldberg to stop, and when he ignored them, several jumped in the water and pulled Schwitzky away from him, according to the police report.
They managed to pull Schwitzky out of the water onto their boat. Another witness used the boat pole to keep Goldberg from boarding, the police report says.
Schwitzky and Goldberg did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Schwitzky, a Miami-based talent agent, had appeared in the 2016 season of “90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?” to work with model and “90 Day Fiancé” star Paola Mayfield.
Morgan Sung is a trends reporter for NBC News Digital.