(Source) A Liverpool FC fan who was rescued after spending 19 hours in shark-infested waters said his ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ tattoo kept him going. Australian Kim Thomsen this week spoke for the first time about the ordeal, in which his nephew and friend drowned. The grandad told Australia’s Channel 7 he had been fishing for snapper with nephew Sean Coffey, 23, and his friend Bryce Weppner, 24, in the sea near Leeman off the coast of Western Australia in August 2012 when two huge waves hit. The three were thrown out of the boat by the first wave and were unable to get rescue supplies when a second wave sunk their boat, the Liverpool Echo reports. His nephew Sean tried to swim to nearby Beagle Island, while the other two tried to swim with the current to the coast. Sean’s body was never found and friend Bryce drowned after drifting away from Kim. LFC supporter Kim was eventually found naked in the sea after he was spotted by a TV crew from Channel 7 in a helicopter.
Speaking about his ordeal, Kim, who has a Liver Bird and the club’s motto You’ll Never Walk Alone tattooed on his arm, said: “I just had one thing to think about and that was my son. “We’ve both got the same tattoo and every time I took a stroke I could see that. “We’ve both got You’ll Never Walk Alone. We’re both Liverpool fans. “That sort of kept me going – I’m not giving up, you know, I’m just going to do everything I can to at least say goodbye to this guy before I part this world.” Footage from above when Kim was found shows a hammerhead shark circling in the water beside him. He was shown putting his hands in the prayer position as emergency services came to his rescue.
Well I guess that settles that. If you haven’t been paying attention Feitelberg and I are diehard Liverpool fans now. Live, breath, and eat LFC Futbol (until American football comes back in 2 weeks). And we’ve been tossing around the idea of getting a couple matching You Never Walk Alone tattoos. Well now I think we have no choice. It saves people from shark infested waters. Fact. It keeps people from dying in the ocean and drowning alone. Fact. Just too bad this guy’s Nephew and friend didn’t have YNWA tattoos as well, then maybe they wouldn’t be all dead and shit. Lesson learned, tattoos of your favorite sports team will most likely one day save your life but also probably not because I could get my entire body tattoo’d and I still wouldn’t be able to tread water for more than 5 minutes. But you get the point.
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