Florida woman killed in skydiving accident in upstate NY

Karen Bernard, 59, of Wildwood, dies when parachute malfunctions

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WESTFORD, N.Y. – A Florida woman was killed when her parachute malfunctioned as she was skydiving in upstate New York, police said.

Karen Bernard, 59, of Wildwood, was killed at around 9 a.m. Saturday when she jumped out of a plane to skydive in the central New York town of Westford, state police said in a news release.

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Police said it appears that Bernard’s parachute malfunctioned.

An investigation is ongoing.