Florida woman killed in skydiving accident

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WESTFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a Florida woman is dead after her parachute malfunctioned as she was skydiving in upstate New York.

State police say 59-year-old Karen Bernard 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.

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

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