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Fatal skydiving incident in Otsego County

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TOWN OF WESTFORD (WBNG) -- The New York State Police are investigating a fatal skydiving incident in Otsego County.

Friday at approximately 9 A.M. State Police responded to the call of a skydiving incident where someone had died in the Town of Westford near County Highway 34.

Police say an investigation found that a parachute malfunction at the time of the skydive killed 59-year-old Karen Bernard of Florida.

State police say the investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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