Toddler Falls From Hotel Balcony, Fellow Guest Catches Her
Helen Beard, who was visiting from England, was at the pool around 9:15 p.m. at Econo Lodge when she spotted the 2-year old, Jah-Nea Myles, hanging from the balcony, the Associated Press reports.
The child's parents were inside their hotel room and had, somehow, not realized that their child was on the balcony. Presumably, the baby slipped through the railing along the balcony, WKMG, a local CBS affiliate reports.
Acting quickly, Beard caught the baby as she fell. A county spokeswoman said that it was a "miracle" that the baby is OK. The child didn't have a scratch on her, but was taken to the hospital as a precaution.
Fittingly, the Florida Department of Children and Families will investigate.
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