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Florida woman killed in skydiving accident in upstate New York

Police said it appears that her parachute malfunctioned.
A Florida woman was killed when her parachute malfunctioned as she was skydiving in upstate New York, police said.
A Florida woman was killed when her parachute malfunctioned as she was skydiving in upstate New York, police said. [ Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE and BOYZELL HOSEY | Times ]
Published Jul. 26

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.

Police said it appears that Bernard’s parachute malfunctioned. The investigation is ongoing.