- Associated Press - Sunday, November 27, 2016

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A Savannah firefighter who died while getting ready to rescue people is being remembered for his service to the community.

Master Firefighter Michael Curry died of aortic aneurysm on Nov. 19 while preparing to help people who fell in the Savannah River after a ferry boarding platform collapsed.

The Savannah Morning News reports (https://bit.ly/2foyVHs ) that relatives, friends, colleagues and city officials walked behind a firetruck Saturday as it carried Curry’s body through the city he served for nearly 13 years.

His casket, draped in an American flag, was carried along a half-mile route from the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist to Savannah Fire headquarters. Officials sounded the final bell and presented his son and his mother with the flag and Curry’s helmet.

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