HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) - It was a somber salute for a South Florida firefighter.

A procession was held for Chris Allen, a 23-year veteran of Hollywood Fire Rescue.

His casket was carried on the department’s high water rescue truck, which he was driving before his death.

Officials said Allen had a heart attack earlier in June, days after he drove through flooded streets searching for stranded people.

He was 58 years old.

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