(USA Today) Arick Baker had accepted that he would die inside a grain bin.

When Baker became trapped last week in north-central Iowa, history was against his survival. From 1964 to 2005, 74% of reported grain entrapments resulted in fatalities, according to a report from Purdue University. In the most recent years studied, survival rates improved but only modestly.

“For 10 minutes, I just OK’d with myself that I was going to die,” Baker said. “My whole life I’ve been told that once you go down in a grain bin, you die.”

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