Woman dies after fatal skydiving accident in Otsego County

Regional News

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.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

If you have a news tip or a correction to the story you can email it to us through this link. If you would like to send a comment to the author of the story, you can find their email on our Meet the Team page.

Trending Now