Skydive ends in tragedy in Ray Township

(WXYZ) - Family and friends are mourning the death of a local skydiver. 

Ken Bernek, 34, was with the Midwest Freefall Sport Parachute Club in Ray Township. 

On Saturday night, Bernek and several other skydivers took to the skies for the last jump of the night.  Ken was the first to jump at 5,000 feet so he could practice a stunt. 

As he was getting closer to the landing, he hit a tree, and-- as he came crashing to the ground-- he hit a spectator.

The 53-year-old Ray Township woman who was hit suffered non life threatening injuries.

The accident remains under investigation.

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