FDNY Paramedic Killed in Colorado Hike

Thursday, Jul 26, 2012  |  Updated 10:35 AM EDT
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FDNY Paramedic Killed in Colorado Hike

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The FDNY is remembering a local paramedic who fell to his death while hiking in Colorado.

The body of Leonard "Lenny" Joyner, 31, was found Tuesday after he went hiking in the Maroon Bells Mountain Range near Aspen last week. It is believed bad weather sent him off course.

A search was launched after he failed to show up for work in New York on Sunday.

A memorial was set up was outside EMS Station 7 in Manhattan Wednesday, where Joyner worked.

A captain at Station 7 says Joyner was a hard worker who will be missed.

"He was a very direct and sincere person," said FDNY EMS Capt. Jim Foley. "He just had a whole presence about him."

Joyner grew up in Pleasantville and had been with the FDNY since 2006.

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