Joe Smith and john McMahon
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Saved Hillsborough fan praises Flintshire rescuer

A Flintshire man who saved an eight-year-old boy from the crush at the Hillsborough disaster has said it had been great to reconnect after 27 years.

Joe Smith, 35, from Kirkby in Merseyside, launched a Facebook appeal after seeing himself on someone's shoulders on a BBC Two documentary.

He was later put in contact with John McMahon, from Connah's Quay, who he credits with saving his life and the pair were reunited.

  • 20 May 2016
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