Buried Alive #InAnInstant

April 6, 2015 09:42 PM
Buried Alive #InAnInstant

This past Saturday while much of the nation was tuning into the epic Final Four matchup between Wisconsin and Kentucky, there was another nail-biter on television playing out in an Iowa grain bin.

The ABC series In An Instant recreated the harrowing story of Arick Baker, an Iowa farmer who was trapped in a silo and buried alive by corn.

The show was a big hit with audience who used #InAnInstant while following along with the episode.

Here are some of the comments from viewers of the show:

The rescued farmer Arick Baker even took to Twitter during the show:

Did you catch the episode? What were your thoughts?

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Spell Check

Pastor Cathi
Smithfield, NE
4/8/2015 08:41 PM

  For the guy who posted about lack of prayer shown in the episode: In my day as a rural pastor and volunteer law enforcement chaplain, I responded in all kinds of circumstances including grain bin extrications. Trust me - these life-and-death events are wrapped in prayer by and for everyone from victim (s) to emergency responders to the co-workers, families and friends who show up when they get the horrifying phone calls or hear the call for assistance on their scanners. As chaplains, we surround the bystanders with a safety zone in which they can cry, pray, wait, and then receive and deal with news of the outcome. If yhe family has a priest, pastor or other spiritual advisor they want notified, we get that done ASAP. We also do crowd control , next-of-kin notification, and debriefing care for the rescuers, law enforcement, etc. Given the nature of rural life and volunteer emergency services, the person trapped in the bin is likely to be someone we know. So, if you don't see dramatic religious displays in such documentaries or news coverage, know that rural emergency response units and law enforcement departments and faith communities plan for the spiritual aspects of such disasters.

Gene Vaughan
Elmwood, IL
4/7/2015 09:31 AM

  In An Instant was a great show! I wish more people could see it. I am amazed that Arick survived the event. His stamina and courage to stay calm had to come from somewhere even though he said he wasn't religious. God has a plan for keeping him alive. I wonder what it is!

Wabasso, MN
4/7/2015 02:11 PM

  This story hit very close to home for us as our son works for us also. No One is allowed in the bins when there is grain in them!!! I am so grateful that Arik survived this horrific ordeal. God, the mask, Ariks strength to stay calm and the rescuers surely saved his life!!!!! Farmers, Please Do Not go into bins with grain in them; it is defintely not worth it!!!!!


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