Helen Beard, an English tourist in Orlando, caught more than a tan in Florida this week. Beard showed that legendary English backbone when she caught a 2-year-old child who fell from a fourth-floor balcony of at the Econo Lodge on International Drive in Orlando. Beard is an inspiration to us all and a fine representative of that stalwart people of Britannia.
Update” Beard has been honored by the city. She is a health services analyst and a perfect hero for our times.
Amazingly, Jah-Nea Myles was not injured in the fall despite hitting the third-floor railing as she fell. Beard had seen the child dangling from the balcony while she was at the pool.
Helena Myles, the mother of Jah-Nea, told deputies that she left her daughter with a friend in the room next door and that friend Dominique Holt, left the child briefly to go to the bathroom.
Well, I say Bully job, Mrs. Beard, what, what? This is why the sun will never set on the British empire.
In her honor and those of all of her countrymen, I give you Rule Britannia (one of my favorite songs):
Source: Click Orlando