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Novecento Co-Founder Hector Rolotti's Body Found in Ganges (Jumped In To Rescue Woman)
NBC Miami ^ | Saturday, Mar 22, 2014

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.


TOPICS: Food; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: argentina; ganges; hectorrolotti; hospitality; india; miami; ovecento; takemetotheriver
Novecento Co-Founder Hector Rolotti Missing in India (Jumped in Ganges to Save Someone)
1 posted on 03/22/2014 2:41:37 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

A miracle he didn’t dissolve.


2 posted on 03/22/2014 2:43:02 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: nickcarraway

I never understood the attraction of going to India, to “find yourself.”

All you’ll find is stinky garbage heap.


3 posted on 03/22/2014 2:44:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Maybe he was a Leftist?


4 posted on 03/22/2014 2:49:56 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: dfwgator

It’s easy to be a holy man on top of a mountain.

In the river, not so much.


5 posted on 03/22/2014 2:51:22 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“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!


6 posted on 03/22/2014 2:54:39 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: nickcarraway

Shoulduh stuck to walking on water.

Proves he couldn’t swim....


7 posted on 03/22/2014 2:57:32 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: nickcarraway

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.

R.I.P.


8 posted on 03/22/2014 3:00:03 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I was just being silly.


9 posted on 03/22/2014 3:00:13 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


10 posted on 03/22/2014 3:05:01 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: nickcarraway

If the photos at this link aren’t photoshopped, I can say I won’t be going to see the Ganges any time soon.

http://www.chinasmack.com/2010/pictures/filthy-india-photos-chinese-netizen-reactions.html


11 posted on 03/22/2014 3:09:47 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: dfwgator; Cicero

“Rolotti and his wife Mora were visiting India on a Yoga retreat the couple attends annually”


12 posted on 03/22/2014 3:13:51 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

I just don’t get it. Plenty of places in the US for that, without the stink.


13 posted on 03/22/2014 3:14:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Cool! Gotcha. It is sad though.
The corn whiskey is happy though!
Best,
Bogie


14 posted on 03/22/2014 3:19:17 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Just be sure not to put any hydrazine in it!


15 posted on 03/22/2014 3:26:22 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“Just be sure not to put any hydrazine in it!”

It might already have hydrazine in it! Potent! Good flavor though!


16 posted on 03/22/2014 3:27:54 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: nickcarraway; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ...

> 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.


17 posted on 03/22/2014 4:14:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: dfwgator

HEY.

I found myself down at the local dump.

(that, plus a set of bitchin’ set of tires!)


18 posted on 03/22/2014 4:22:31 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Photos of Chinese rivers....sickening.

http://www.chinasmack.com/2010/pictures/filthy-india-photos-chinese-netizen-reactions.html


19 posted on 03/22/2014 4:30:43 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Zhang Fei

Beat me to it!


20 posted on 03/22/2014 4:33:00 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


21 posted on 03/22/2014 5:07:42 PM PDT by NutmegDevil
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To: DanielRedfoot

>>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.


22 posted on 03/22/2014 6:15:09 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: nickcarraway

found in the Ganges River...... then they threw him back during the funeral!


23 posted on 03/22/2014 9:49:27 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: NutmegDevil
I appreciate the irenic tone of your post.

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.

24 posted on 03/22/2014 10:01:57 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: Zhang Fei

wow....one can almost smell india thru their computers.
Stinking pesthole....


25 posted on 03/23/2014 8:22:48 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: aposiopetic
I appreciate the new word you have provided for my vocabulary - being of Irish decent & having spent eight years serving in the Strategic Air Command where peace was our profession, I find it particularly pleasing: i·ren·ic īˈrenik,īˈrē-/ adjective formal adjective: irenic; adjective: eirenic 1. aiming or aimed at peace. noun noun: irenics; noun: eirenics; noun: irenic; noun: eirenic 1. a part of Christian theology concerned with reconciling different denominations and sects. "Geezer" is what the Brits (and therefore people of India) call the electric - (on demand somewhat) water heaters. It is the only device I know of that works when you turn it off (i.e., twist the handle to turn off the water to the device before you start using). It, I believe, is called a "geezer" due to the loud sounds it makes as the steam escapes into the ether. Maybe a corruption of geyser? I don't believe it has to do with old folks. I don't know the etymology for the use of the same word for identifying old folks - it is a cute term for us maturing fogies, though, isn't it?.
26 posted on 03/23/2014 8:42:25 AM PDT by NutmegDevil
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To: NutmegDevil
Thank you for your reply and for likewise expanding my lexicon. Yes, one never quite knows how to age through words, so "geezer" does just fine.

Thank you also for your service in the interest of maintaining peace. I hope the week that has begun is a peaceful one.

27 posted on 03/23/2014 11:50:05 AM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: Zhang Fei

That was an eye opener. Thanks for the post.


28 posted on 03/23/2014 12:59:00 PM PDT by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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