Woman dies after fatal skydiving accident in Otsego County

New York State

Parachute landing. (Günther Schneider / Pixabay)

WESTFORD, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Karen Bernard, 59, of Wildwood, Florida, was the victim of a fatal skydiving accident in the area of County Highway 34 in the town of Westford on Saturday, State Police say.

Officials say she jumped out of a plane to skydive when it appears she had a malfunction with her parachute.

The investigation is ongoing.

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