Tot Plunges 4 Stories—Into Tourist's Arms

'Not a scratch' on her after Orlando fall: mom
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Apr 22, 2011 9:17 AM CDT
The Econo Lodge on International Drive in Orlando.   (

(Newser) – A 16-month-old girl who plummeted from a fourth-story balcony at an Econo Lodge in Orlando was caught midair by a bystander—a British tourist who saw her dangling from a railing, the BBC reports. Doctors say baby Jah-Nea Myles is doing fine, though she was taken to a hospital after the Wednesday night incident. “She's perfectly fine. Not a scratch on her body,” says her mother, who says she had left Jah-Nea in a friend’s care.

Having gone to the bathroom around 9pm, the friend heard screams and noticed the balcony door was open. Dashing out, she spotted the baby in the arms of Helen Beard. “I'm thanking the Lord above right now for saving my child's life,” says Helena Myles. “I'm also thanking that lady because she was an angel sent from heaven.”

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