Last updated at 8:29 PM on 22nd April 2011
- Child's mother: 'That lady was an angel sent from Heaven.'
- On her daughter: 'She's perfectly fine. Not a scratch on her body'
- Eyewitness: 'The lady was the only one who stayed calm and was embarrassed by the attention after'
Helen Beard, from Worksop, Nottinghamshire, was on holiday with her husband and two children when 16-month-old Jah-Nea Myles fell through the railings.
The 44-year-old rushed to save the infant when she spotted her dangling from the balcony railings at the hotel, in Orlando, Florida.
The little girl hit the third-floor railing on the way down, but miraculously survived without so much as a bruise. She was even described as 'playful' afterwards.
Her 20-year-old mother, Helena, said: 'I'm thanking the Lord above right now for saving my child's life. I'm also thanking that lady because she was an angel sent from Heaven.'
Eye witness Kristell Friesen said: 'We heard everybody screaming and just thought they were having a good time at the pool, and they all started running toward the first floor on the ground.
'This woman was right under the balcony, held out her arms and caught her. Everyone was just happy.
'The girl's mum came racing out of the hotel and was just so grateful. Everyone was praying for her .'
Another guest said: 'This woman was just so calm and in the perfect spot. She caught her, but the baby seemed to bounce out her arms and slipped to the floor. She picked her up an held her until her mother came running over.'
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1379442/British-tourist-Helen-Beard-catches-baby-girl-fell-4th-floor-hotel-balcony.html#ixzz1KHifvx7I