A Manhattan restaurateur was found dead Saturday after trying to save another man who was struggling with the currents of the Ganges River in India nearly a week ago.
In a post on Novecento Restaurants' Facebook page, the group said that 47-year-old Hector Rolotti was on a spiritual retreat with family and friends in Northern India when he and several members of his group jumped into the Ganges to rescue another member who was trapped in the current.
Authorities found his body in the river six days later.
Rolotti owned a chain of Argentine restaurants, with locations in both New York and Miami.
The Facebook post said that he is expected to be cremated in India, and his remains will be brought to Miami and Argentina, where his family and a large number of friends live.