Skip to comments.Novecento Co-Founder Hector Rolotti's Body Found in Ganges (Jumped In To Rescue Woman)
Posted on 03/22/2014 2:41:37 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Indian officials searched for Rolotti for six days after he jumped into the Ganges River to help a woman who fell over.
The body of Hector Rolotti, co-founder of popular Brickell restaurant Novecento, has been found in the Ganges River after six days of searching, according to a press release from the Novecento Group.
Rolotti's body was found at 2 a.m. EST in the Ganges by a group of locals who alerted authorities and a search team, the press release said. The 47-year-old had jumped into the river to save a woman who had fallen in.
Rolotti was on a spiritual retreat in India with his wife Mora and a group of friends. They were visiting the northern areas of the Ganges, east of the city of Rishikesh, where they were supposed to spend 10 days on retreat.
The group was standing on a river bank when they heard someone calling for help after being pulled into the current. Six men, including Rolotti, jumped in to help her. Five of the men made it back safely, but Rolotti was taken in by the current.
"Novecento deeply appreciates the many expressions of solidarity, concern and affection received since the event occurred. We ask everyone to pray for him and his family during this difficult time. We will keep in our hearts all memories of his infinite generosity, his deep sense of friendship and concern for all who were lucky enough to have been around him. He was so passionate in helping others through numerous humanitarian causes," read a statement from the restaurant in the press release.
Rolotti's remains will be cremated in India before a group of relatives and close friends. They will be taken to Miami and two cities in Argentina, where many of his relatives live.
A miracle he didn’t dissolve.
I never understood the attraction of going to India, to “find yourself.”
All you’ll find is stinky garbage heap.
Maybe he was a Leftist?
It’s easy to be a holy man on top of a mountain.
In the river, not so much.
“Maybe he was a Leftist?”
Jack! In this situation his political view doesn’t matter to me! He was trying to save a women’s life. I think it’s sad that he lost his in the attempt.
Off subject, but, Jack! My liquor store is carrying legal moonshine now. Corn whiskey! Yum!
Shoulduh stuck to walking on water.
Proves he couldn’t swim....
Well, I guess I still say a prayer for him. May he rest in peace. He may have been some kind of Hippie Buddhist, but at least he died while trying to do a good deed.
I was just being silly.
That’s very sad, prayers for his family.
Trying so save drowning people is very dangerous, they usually thrash about an cling to you causing two deaths.
At least the women lived.
If the photos at this link aren’t photoshopped, I can say I won’t be going to see the Ganges any time soon.
“Rolotti and his wife Mora were visiting India on a Yoga retreat the couple attends annually”
I just don’t get it. Plenty of places in the US for that, without the stink.
Cool! Gotcha. It is sad though.
The corn whiskey is happy though!
Just be sure not to put any hydrazine in it!
“Just be sure not to put any hydrazine in it!”
It might already have hydrazine in it! Potent! Good flavor though!
> Rolotti was on a spiritual retreat in India with his wife Mora and a group of friends... The group was standing on a river bank when they heard someone calling for help after being pulled into the current. Six men, including Rolotti, jumped in to help her. Five of the men made it back safely, but Rolotti was taken in by the current.
I wouldn’t get anywhere near the Ganges, spiritual quest or no spiritual quest.
I found myself down at the local dump.
(that, plus a set of bitchin’ set of tires!)
Photos of Chinese rivers....sickening.
Beat me to it!
I have visited Lachsman Juhlla (there are various spellings) which is upriver from Rishikesh a few miles. Though there was some obvious siltiness in the Ganges, it was not what I would consider polluted. A bit farther up it is quite clear even. During the rainy season the Ganges greatly expands beyond its banks, is quite roily and the earth it consumes from its banks & surrounding villages makes it quite dirt-filled.
In season, it’s a serene and wonderful part of the world - you should visit. The people (locals & Hindu pilgrims, mostly) are quite simple and lovely. You’ll notice a lot of smiles. Some tourists, not always so.
Wash (purine) frequently and use only filtered water to drink (chai a better choice) and to brush your teeth - keep mouth tightly shut while showering under geezer heated water. Eat only in select places - raw or cooked from the multitude of cart roadside and village markets should be totally avoided, except for their attractiveness.
So sorry for the gentleman who lost his life in service to another. No bigger gift, ... Namaste. Dominus vobiscum. Etc.
>>Trying so save drowning people is very dangerous, they usually thrash about an cling to you causing two deaths.<<
Easy way to save someone from drowning.
1. Swim towards them and call them. Let them know you are there to help.
2. They will fight to stay afloat. The moment you get within arms reach they will grab your head, pushing you underwater.
3. Do not fight them. Allow them to push you under the surface because the moment you are not holding them up, they will let go of you, afraid that you will pull them down too. (You’d be amazed at how accurate this is. It works every time.)
4. Grab them by the hips and spin their face away from you.
5. Reach under their arm, across their chest and grab them by the shoulder, pull their back against you, sidestroke swim to shore.
6. Tell them to hold your arm with both hands and kick their feet.
7. You choose the direction of travel. Remind them to kick their feet and stay calm.
found in the Ganges River...... then they threw him back during the funeral!
Can you explain in
while showering under geezer heated water
the meaning of geezer?
I am not a young person, and therefore to some am a geezer, but I typically rely on water heaters, ranges and microwaves to heat water, hence my question.
Thank you in advance.
wow....one can almost smell india thru their computers.
Thank you also for your service in the interest of maintaining peace. I hope the week that has begun is a peaceful one.
That was an eye opener. Thanks for the post.
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