CHELSEA, Manhattan (WABC) -- A fire station in Chelsea is in mourning after an EMS Lieutenant died after falling off a mountain during a hike.
Lieutenant Joann Restko was climbing in the Adirondacks when she fell near Lake George.
Black and purple bunting hung outside FDNY Station 7 in Chelsea on Sunday night. There is also bunting over ambulance windows.
According to the FDNY Women's Benevolent Association's Facebook page, Joann Restko was off-duty, mountain climbing in the Adirondacks, taking in the big sky, when she died.
One comment left on the Facebook page says "I will miss my cousin. She was hard-working, intelligent, and kind. She loved family, friends, kids and animals. She had an adventurous spirit and enjoyed living life to the fullest."
FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro issued a statement Sunday night saying, "This is a terrible tragedy, and our thoughts and prayers are with Joann Restko's family at this difficult time."
Chelsea fire station mourns loss of EMS Lieutenant killed after falling off mountain during hike