Florida Woman Killed in Skydiving Accident After Parachute Malfunctions

Karen Bernard died in a skydiving accident after an apparent parachute malfunction. / Facebook

A 59-year-old Florida woman was killed in a skydiving accident in upstate New York when her parachute apparently malfunctioned, police said.

Karen Bernard, of Wildwood, jumped out of a plane in the area of County Highway 34 in the town of Westford shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday, according to state troopers.

The woman’s brother Terry also announced her death on Facebook.

“It is with a sad heart that I need to notify you, her family and friends that Karen passed away Saturday July 24th in a skydiving related accident,” he wrote.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Yaron Steinbuch

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