Florida woman killed in skydiving accident in upstate NY

July 26, 2021 GMT

WESTFORD, N.Y. (AP) — 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.