Capitol Hill restaurant crew helps rescue woman from waters of Elliott Bay

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A Capitol Hill restaurant’s night off turned out to be a right place, right time situation along Seattle’s waterfront just after midnight Monday morning.

During an outing planned as a very Seattle morale event — a night of squid jigging on Elliott Bay — chef Shota Nakajima and employees from 15th and Pine’s Adana were fishing when they heard a splash and someone yelling for help near Seattle’s Great Wheel.

Nakajima and his crew put down their poles and found an emergency situation involving a woman in the water. They helped until police could arrive and remove her form the cold waters of Elliott Bay.

According to Seattle Fire, the 25-year-old woman had been in the water for about 10 minutes before being rescued. She was taken to Harborview in serious condition. SPD records show the incident involved a woman suffering a mental crisis.

Nakajima described the incident in a post to his Instagram account:

Earlier this year, Nakajima re-booted his Capitol Hill restaurant as Adana with a simpler, more accessible take on his Japanese kaiseki offerings.

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