Karen Bernard Florida woman dies in Otsego County skydiving accident in Upstate NY of apparent parachute malfunction. Investigation continues.
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 a statement released by 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.
‘She was doing the things she loved to do. At this time there are no services planned. Please refrain from asking any questions at this time because we don’t have any answers and we’re not monitoring her page. We’re all pretty numb and in disbelief. Thank you for your understanding,‘ the sibling added.
The jump occurred in Otsego, in central New York State. The accident remains under investigation.