Deepwater Horizon survivor says cheating death made him suicidal for years ahead of film about disaster
MIKE Williams stood, badly injured and petrified, hundreds of feet up at the top of the Deepwater Horizon, knowing his only hope of seeing his wife and daughter again was to jump from the burning oil rig.
His will to live gave him the courage to leap, to clear the ring of burning oil on the water below, and make it out alive.
But 11 other men had died, and the loss of his friends left Mike suicidal for years after.
He said: “I had a death wish for a long time, I just wanted to be with them. It felt like I had cheated death.”
Mike’s memories of the disaster are at the heart of the new movie... read more
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