Oakland Man, 34, Dies And Woman Is Hurt When Recreation Goes Wrong

Posted: October 14, 2013 by kirisyko in Air, Sky diving
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Kenneth Bernek of Waterford was an avid skydiver.(Facebook photo)

An experienced suburban skydiver performing a routine jump this weekend got into trouble on his way to a landing zone.

Kenneth Bernek of Waterford lost control, clipped a tree and then fell on a spectator in the northern Macomb County community of Ray Township, authorities tell the Macomb Daily. The 34-year-old recreational parachutist died.

The accident occurred around 6:20 p.m. Saturday as Midwest Freefall Sport Parachute Club members jumped onto a grass airstrip on Kunstman Road near Romeo Plank Road, reporter Mitch Hotts reports, quoting a state police media release.


The female victim, an unnamed 53-year-old Ray Township woman, was treated at a hospital for non-serious injuries and was expected to be released, according to Lt.. Michael Shaw of the Michigan State Police.

“They run a pretty good club over there,” Assistant Fire Chief Cecil Schoenherr of the township tells Hotts. “But anytime you’re jumping out of an airplane at 13,000 feet, you’re taking a risk.”

See more:http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/6783/macomb_tragedy_oakland_man_34_dies_and_woman_is_hurt_when_sport_goes_wrong?section_name=etcetera#.UlvbBlCkrX4



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