The Capitol Hill Seattle blog brought us a cold story with a warm ending this afternoon: Around midnight on Monday, employees at Adana, a Japanese eatery on 15th and Pine, were "squid jigging" (read: fishing) as a team building exercise on Elliott Bay when they heard someone yelling from the water near the Great Wheel. A 25-year-old woman suffering from a mental health crisis, according to SPD records, had gone into the water and couldn't get out.
As chef Shota Nakajima posted on Instagram, the group "booked it over to help her out." After about 10 minutes, SPD arrived at the scene and were able to rescue the woman, who was taken to Harborview in serious condition.
"I’m the luckiest bastard to be surrounded by these people who won’t think twice to help someone," Nakajima wrote. The yakisoba ain't half bad either.
Tonight we closed the restaurant early for some team bonding squidding. While squidding heard a splash and then someone yelling help by the great wheel. @a.ingersoll @chrism.hoey @__feastmode__ @jcwright22 @frenchdope_bocuse all of us booked it over to help her out and did the best we can with climbing down the ladder trying to get her out of the water, throwing ropes down and doing everything we can to help save her until the cops came. She was helped out of the water in good care. I’m the luckiest bastard to be surrounded by these people who won’t think twice to help someone.