One man had a close call in the Lake Area during the weekend’s flooding. The Northwest Fire Protection District responded to a call north of Climax Springs along Red Bird Ranch Road Sunday afternoon and, upon arrival, found a man along the bank of a flooded roadway. The man attempted to cross the flooded road and his truck was taken away. He climbed onto the hood before jumping to a nearby limb to get himself to the bank. His quick thinking helped him escape injury.