Hillsborough survivor meets ‘hero’ who saved his life
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Hillsborough survivor meets ‘hero’ who saved his life

A Hillsborough survivor has been reunited with the man who saved his life - 27 years on.

Joe Smith was just 8 years old when he was rescued by a stranger at Hillsborough. He made an appeal on Facebook to trace the man who saved his life 27 years ago - after seeing him on a documentary about the disaster. The pair have now been reunited after Joe successfully tracked John down.

Joe told 5 live Daily’s Sam Walker: “It’s been madness, we’ve been able to sit down and have a few drinks and to catch up after such a long time. We had a good talk about what went on ”. John said “It went crazy, it got to a point where I thought I need to contact Joe myself. I contacted him and said the person you’re looking for is me.”

  • 20 May 2016
  • From the section UK