Hillsborough Survivor Launches Appeal To Find Man Who Saved His Life

By : Marley Anderson |


Hillsborough Richard Heathcote GettyRichard Heathcote/Getty

An emotional appeal has been launched by a Liverpool fan who is trying to track down the man who ‘saved his life’ in the midst of the Hillsborough disaster.

Joe Smith spotted himself for the first time while watching BBC documentary ‘Hillsborough’ last Sunday night, having never previously seen the 27-year-old footage.

The images from the video show Joe, then just eight, being hoisted onto a man’s shoulders and being carried away to safety, as thousands scrambled to escape the stadium.

He has now set up a Facebook appeal, which has been shared over 94,000 times in less than 24 hours, and aims to reunite Joe and the good samaritan who saved him from the tragedy.

Here’s the image of Joe’s Facebook appeal:

Joe Smith HillsboroughJoe Smith/Facebook

Let’s hope Joe can find the man who saved his life.