Authorities are investigating the death of a skydiver in Otsego County.

According to New York State Police, troopers were sent to the town of Westford shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday.

The scene was described as being "in the area of" County Highway 34, northeast of Oneonta.

Investigators identified the skydiver as 59-year-old Karen Bernard of Wildwood, Florida. They said her parachute apparently malfunctioned after she jumped from a plane.

A state police news release did not indicate whether Bernard was skydiving alone or a part of a group. It also did not reveal whether she was pronounced dead at the scene.

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