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Funeral services held for John Servati

TUPELO, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The University of Alabama swimmer who heroically saved the life of his girlfriend during a tornado in Tuscaloosa was laid to rest Saturday.

The funeral for John Servati was held at Calvary Baptist Church in his hometown of Tupelo. 

During Monday night's severe weather, Servati held up a retaining wall from flash flooding waters to save his girlfriend Lauren Swann.

That same wall later collapsed and killed him.

Servati was an accomplished athlete on the Alabama swim team.

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