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News reporter in ‘freak accident’ loses part of her leg

  • Fox 9’s Courtney Godfrey and her husband, Ryan Novacyk, were boating on Christmas Lake in Chanhassen, Minnesota, on September 15th 
  • Novacyk made a sharp turn and his wife flew overboard with her hoot then becoming entangled in the boat’s propeller 
  • The boat’s propeller took her food off but doctors said they had to also amputate her lower leg 
  • Godfrey is optimistic and looking towards the future 

A Minneapolis news anchor is recovering after losing part of her leg in a boating accident last week. 

Fox 9’s Courtney Godfrey and her husband, Ryan Novacyk, were boating on Christmas Lake in Chanhassen, Minnesota, on September 15th. 

Novacyk made a sharp turn and his wife flew overboard with her hoot then becoming entangled in the boat’s propeller.  

Fox 9’s Courtney Godfrey and her husband, Ryan Novacyk, were boating on Christmas Lake in Chanhassen, Minnesota, on September 15th

Novacyk made a sharp turn and his wife flew overboard with her hoot then becoming entangled in the boat's propeller

Novacyk made a sharp turn and his wife flew overboard with her hoot then becoming entangled in the boat's propeller

Novacyk made a sharp turn and his wife flew overboard with her hoot then becoming entangled in the boat’s propeller

‘It was a freak accident,’ she said Friday to the Star Tribune after leaving the hospital. 

The boat’s propeller took her food off but doctors said they had to also amputate her lower leg.   

‘It’s traumatic,’ said the 30-year-old. 

The boat's propeller took her food off but doctors said they had to also amputate her lower leg

The boat’s propeller took her food off but doctors said they had to also amputate her lower leg

‘It changes things for you — at least briefly.’

But Godfrey is optimistic and looking towards the future.

She added: ‘I may have lost a leg, but I’m still me. I’m not going to let this get me down.

‘I’m not going to let this stop me from being who I am or who I was before the accident … from snowboarding, to wakeboarding to rollerblading to reporting the news.’

Godfrey has been a news reporter at Fox 9 for two years. 

 

Godfrey is optimistic and looking towards the future

Godfrey is optimistic and looking towards the future

She has been a news reporter at Fox 9 for two years

She has been a news reporter at Fox 9 for two years

She has been a news reporter at Fox 9 for two years

 

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