Long Beach resident talks about surviving oil rig explosion
Darin Rupinski was asleep at 9:45 p.m. after a 12-hour shift on the Deepwater Horizon when the explosion rocked the oil rig on the Gulf of Mexico.
The 23-year-old Long Beach resident ran outside, looked up and saw the towering derrick surrounded by fire.
The 2008 Merchant Marine Academy graduate knew exactly what to do from his emergency training at Kings Point.
"I ran up to the...