A 19-year-old man who was a victim of the Hillsborough Disaster was ‘as lively and bright as his red hair.’
The inquests into the tragedy heard Colin Wafer was ‘outgoing and popular’ in a family statement.
The young Anfield man had travelled to Hillsborough Stadium alone by coach on the day of the disaster.
The inquest was played footage of Colin in pen three of the Leppings Lane terrace, having made his way there through the tunnel.
At 3.17pm, his green jacket can be seen at the front of the pen, where casualties were lying.
Witness Steven McPherson Allen told the inquests he was a spectator at the match but was also a Met police officer.
He became involved in moving casualties, including Colin, from pen three.
Footage showed Mr McPherson Allen dragging Colin through the gate in the pen and laying him on the pitch so that police officers could perform CPR on him.
In a statement made in July 1989, Mr McPherson Allen said: “I remember that this youth was dead and blocking the exit of the pitch, stopping other people being moved.
He added: “I have to say, I’m no medical expert so you just, you know, you do the best you can.”
Brenda Campbell, who asked Mr McPherson Allen questions on behalf of Colin’s family, gave him ‘heartfelt thanks’ for what he did on the day.
The inquests heard he also helped another of the 96, 67-year-old Gerard Baron, and gave him mouth-to-mouth and heart massage.
The inquests continue.